PlayerUknown’s Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG, the popular online multiplayer battle royale game will get a fourth, snow-based map and it is coming to Xbox One. Microsoft announced the launch of this new map at its E3 2018 conference. This pushes PUBG one step closer to “full release” on the Xbox One. This is not the only new thing that Microsoft announced about PUBG at its E3 press briefing. As part of the second announcement about the game, in addition to the fourth map based on snow environment, the game will also get a smaller 4×4 Sanhok map on the Xbox One.
Other additions coming to the game include the war mode, which for the people unfamiliar with the game, is a deathwatch style experience. This event also marked the debut of the “world premiere” of “ballistic shield” something that the PUBG designers made so that players can take “quick-cover” and “close-combat attacks”. According to Windows Central, its been “a while” since the development of Sanhok started for the PC version of the game. It just reached the final stage of testing before the game developers make it live for the players.
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The report goes on to point that smaller maps such as Sanhok will increase the pace of the game while making matches smaller at the same time, making the gameplay ideal for consoles. People who are interested in taking the game for a spin before the official launch can sign up for the Preview of the game for $19.99.
This is not the only announcement made during the presentation of E3 as Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s gaming chief declared that the company is working on a streaming game service that will work across Xbox, PCs, and smartphones.
“Our cloud engineers are building a game streaming network to unlock console gaming on any device,” says Spencer. “We are dedicated to perfecting your experience everywhere you want to play — your Xbox, your PC and your phone.”