PUBG’s latest update on consoles is introducing a much-anticipated crossplay feature between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The game is following Fortnite’s lead which has been supporting crossplay for quite some time now, though unlike Fortnite, the console versions of PUBG won’t support crossplay with PC gamers.
Cross Platform Party Play on Console is live! Invite your friends on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 to a single party with the new Cross-Party Play feature! pic.twitter.com/Nqy8OQ6LjK
— PUBG (@PUBG) March 10, 2020
Because of a one-year timed exclusivity deal with Microsoft, PUBG launched on PlayStation 4 a year after its Xbox One release in December 2017, but the battle royale game hasn’t really managed to steal the spotlight from free-to-play alternatives like Fortnite and EA’s Apex Legends. The latter still doesn’t support crossplay, though developer Respawn Entertainment hinted earlier that it was coming.
If PUBG was probably the game that made the battle royale genre go mainstream a couple of years ago, the genre has since been perfected by AAA developers. We mentioned Apex Legends earlier, but Call of Duty: Warzone, the new free-to-play battle royale mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launching today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC will likely make a huge smash. Not only did developer Infinity Ward build a state of the art engine that pushes current-gen consoles to their limits, but the developers also made sure that the game will also support crossplay and cross-progression on day one.