Trailing in the boots of rival battle royale Fortnite, it has finally been confirmed that we will be able to enjoy PUBG cross-platform 2019. The developers behind PUBG made the announcement during Gamescom 2019 stating that Xbox One and PS4 cross-play will become supported later this year. At last!
PUBG cross-platform 2019: what we know
We won’t have to wait too long before we can take the PUBG cross-platform 2019 servers for a spin, the test servers will effectively be up and running next month according to Koosung Jeong, console Producer for the game. The new feature will spend in the region of “a week in beta,” with the main servers confirmed to be up and running at the beginning of October. We’re not holding our breath for those dates though, as the PUBG Corporation has been known to be unreliable at sticking to confirmed scheduled in the past for any game updates.
Jong states “One of the things that everyone wanted to have is cross-platform play for the consoles,” and further added, “Now that Xbox players can join the matches with PlayStation players, it will make the matchmaking pool bigger globally and also offer more competition.”
Unfortunately, the PUBG cross-platform 2019 update is not going to apply to the PC version of the game, sad news for PC gamers. Whether the ability for PC and console cross-play will ever be possible is a complete wildcard at this point, it might be the fact that issues concerning mouse and controller support are what the developers are concerned about. on the flip side though, it’s not all bad news as iOS and Android is getting the cross-play treatment, meaning those on these devices will be able to play together. It’s not uncommon for the controller/mouse discrepancies, in fact, the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title encountered the same problem, so the game will stick to single-consoler play for the foreseeable future.
Regardless, the PUBG cross-platform 2019 update is coming, and with the next console generation on the horizon perhaps we’ll see cross-play being rolled out as a standard across most games.