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Microsoft has made PUBG and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 free on Xbox One

Microsoft is betting big on games this year.

  • Published: November 9, 2018 11:59 AM IST
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There is some holiday cheer for Xbox One users this time as Microsoft has made PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 free on its flagship Xbox One platform. PUBG has been a big hit for PC as well as the Mobile platforms, but the Xbox segment is doing well too and has garnered a lot of the attention. PUBG has recently launched the its event modes on Xbox and the latest one to hit the Xbox is the Overpower event mode.

Microsoft launched PUBG has a console exclusive Xbox Early Access in December 2017 and it was recently launched officially for all the players. And with the news of PUBG coming to Sony PlayStation soon, Microsoft thought it would up the ante by making the game free for its users. Unlike its competition Fortnite, PUBG is not yet available on all the popular gaming platforms. PUBG is available on PC, Xbox One, Android and iOS, while Fortnite is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS. Fortnite is free on all the platforms while PUBG isn’t.

Microsoft will be making PUBG free but players need an Xbox Live Gold subscription which costs Rs 726 per month and Rs 4,360 for a year. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is free as well but players won’t need Xbox Live Gold to download the game and play offline, but will need it to play online with friends.

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Microsoft has shown that it is inclined to maximize on gaming this year and hence we can expect some more such deals from the company.

  • Published Date: November 9, 2018 11:59 AM IST