PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG) has expanded to include cross-platform multiplayer across PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One (XBO) ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launching later in October.
Battle Royale figurehead PUBG now allows PS4 and Xbox players to go up against each other in the same matches. Software update 4.3 implemented cross-console play, which can be turned off and on, in the gameplay settings submenu.
PUBG players can’t yet form teams that straddle the two console platforms, but a cross-party feature is in development.
Neither does this feature extend to encompass PUBG on PC or mobile, both of which allow for different control methods, and affecting player responsiveness as a result.
Still, PUBG is one of the most high-profile names to join a cross-platform multiplayer trend that began with Rocket League and Fortnite as its spearheads.
You can decide whether or not you wish to search out or evade opponents from the opposite system by toggling AN possibility within the gameplay settings. Leader-boards can show a ranking of all console players, or just those from the platform you play on.
Players can have a PlayStation or Xbox icon next to their handles to denote their platform. However, if you’ve got a PS4 and you wish to aggroup with a crony on Xbox One, you will not be ready to do this simply, however.
PUBG Corp plans to build a cross-party feature, but it’s unclear for now when that’ll be available.
The trend now encompasses several other titles by way of Dauntless, Space-lords, Super Mega Baseball 2, and a quintet from Hi-Rez Studios: Paladins, Smite, Realm Royale projected for early October, and Rogue Company launching 2020.
Debuting on October 25, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is to implement a full cross-platform multiplayer between its PS4, XBO, and Windows PC communities, according to the control method.