Playerunknown's Battlegrounds For PlayStation 4 Remains A Possibility

Audrey Hill
January 3, 2018

This means that the PS4 version of this game will have to be fully completed before it can be launched on the console. Version 1.0 released in December 2017 alongside the Xbox One iteration and Miramar, the new desert map.

Kim went on to explain that part of what is keeping PUBG off PS4 for now (outside of Microsoft's timed-exclusive agreement) is that Sony's system doesn't have an Early Access/Game Preview program.

What's more interesting, though, is the story Steam's sales rankings tell when paired up with critical reception data.

"Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don't have a restriction on quality". Meanwhile the top played games of 2017 compares interestingly to those that rake in the most revenue.

Indeed, when you look at the images side-by-side, there's no denying the official ad appears to be more than a little inspired by Macsterr's work.

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As it did a year ago, the company decided against sharing exact revenue figures, and instead grouped releases into platinum, gold, silver, and bronzes categories based on how much gross revenue they pulled in.

In terms of best VR games, Steam arranged those similarly to the top sellers list, listing games like Job Simulator, Fallout 4 VR, Superhot VR, and Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality as Platinum sellers.

Looking beyond the ranking tiers, it becomes even more apparent how unpredictable success on Steam is. If you reload the Top Sellers page you will notice that the titles jiggle around, meaning they are not displayed within any particular order amongst their fellow category winning titles.

MetaCritic score isn't the only metric that varies greatly between Steam's best-sellers. However, some other new titles like Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Ghost Recon: Wildlands and a few familiar faces like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rainbow Six: Siege also worked their way towards the top of the best-sellers list. Whether he's including the Nintendo Switch in that broad wave of the arm is unclear, but given that PUBG is receiving modified mobile variants in China - similar to the chibi, pared back mobile version of Final Fantasy XV - we reckon anything's possible for a game in this much demand.

As you can see, a high MetaCritic score doesn't guarantee a game will soar up the sales charts, just as a lower MetaCritic score doesn't doom a title to commercial failure. It's now holding onto a "mixed" review score on Steam with nearly half a million total reviews.

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