Greene wants PC-Xbox cross play for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

Greene wants PC-Xbox cross play for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

The creative director of smash hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has said he would like the title to be playable across both PC and Xbox One.

Speaking to GameSpot, Brendan Greene said that this is because the aim is to make the experience as similar as possible across both platforms.

"Because the experience is going to be the same on both platforms, we really want these players to play together. How we do that fairly is another question,” the game maker said.

"It's something we're looking into, but right now we don't have anything to say about it. But we would like to see it happen. But how we do that requires a bit of work."

Furthermore, earlier talk of a single-player mode coming to the battle royale might have been a bit presumptuous. Greene said that the feature, which was mentioned in a Reddit AMA earlier this year, is a long way off if it ever does happen. The creative director said that the lore he penned for the game’s island setting was more a way of helping the developers build the world.

"Because of the lore of the island, there was an idea that I had for what I thought would be a pretty cool single-player [mode]," he said.

"And even co-op single-player campaign. We have no resources. We have no time. We have no plans to add anything like this to the game. No, no single-player is coming to Battlegrounds."

At last official announcement, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds had sold 13m copies; SteamSpy data pegs the game as being owned by more than 17m users at time of writing.

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