At Gamescom 2018, Microsoft announced that PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) for Xbox One is getting a physical release on disc. Thanks to retailer listings, the PUBG Xbox One disc India release date and price has been revealed. Much like the rest of the world, you can buy PUBG on disc for Xbox One from September 4 and the price is Rs. 1,999. You can pre-order PUBG on disc for Xbox One right now on sites like Games the Shop, with pre-orders on Flipkart and Amazon going up shortly. Comparatively, you can buy a code for the game on Xbox One for Rs. 1,799. With the price difference being so little, and this being the only version of the game on disc, makes it a bit of a collector's item for fans of the battle royale game.
Current owners of the game, and new players who purchase the game digitally can download the exclusive Xbox #1.0 Set beginning September 4 for a limited time from the in-game lobby. It contains a white branded hoodie and sweatpants and a custom Xbox skinned parachute.
Interestingly, the box art for PUBG Xbox One on disc claims that the game is an 'Xbox One Console Launch Exclusive'.
PUBG Corp wants to see the game available across platforms including the PS4 and perhaps even outside of gaming.
In conversation with South Korea's InvenGlobal, PUBG Corp CEO Chang Han Kim had this to say:
"I’d like PUBG to become a universal media franchise based on the game. We want to take part in diverse industries including e-sports, movies, drama, cartoons, animation, and more. In fact, we received a couple of calls from a number of developers in Hollywood and Netflix. Our dream is to build a new game-based culture through various ways like this, and have the lead of that culture."
Furthermore, he did let slip that the game will be exclusive to the Xbox One for "some time", shedding light on Sony's adherence of quality.
"As it’s going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we’d like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now. If we have the opportunity, the final goal would be to launch the title on every platform," he said at the time.
"Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don’t have a restriction on quality. However, PS is very strict about this. There were cases where a game took six months more to launch even when it was already completed. We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers’ taste. We need to think about other platforms after evaluating and completing the Xbox One version first."
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