Update: According to the developers, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now exclusive to Xbox One and PC because Microsoft are the publishers. It won’t be on any other consoles. The wording is unclear so this could change down the line. Apart from that, Microsoft is sharing Sea of Thieves’ water technology with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Microsoft previously announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would be coming to Xbox One via Game Preview, but it seems like their partnership has grown close enough for Microsoft to publish the Xbox One version of the game. What this means is that Microsoft will be sharing loads of resources and information with the PUBG team.
According to Chang Han Kim, the Executive Producer for PUBG, this will help speed up development.
By partnering with Microsoft, our team believes that we will be able to accelerate console development, while maintaining quality across all platforms, as well as giving us access to vast sales, marketing and publishing resources that will help us reach new fans to welcome to the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be launching on Xbox One later this year.