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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox conversion "relatively easy", already running on online servers

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Once gamescom ends on August 27, the Invitational Crate will no longer be available for purchase.

In line with this, the developer will also shell out a special "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" crate dubbed the Gamescom Invitational Crate. "All three crates will contain items inspired by the Battle Royale movie, some of which you may have seen in our older artworks", it reads. Per Gamespot, the "PUBG" Invitational has invited 80 hardcore players of the title and other famed celebrities in the gaming scene to take part in the said affair. Whatever the case may be, limited-run in-game items certainly look set to be a lucrative revenue stream for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds going forward.

You're not supposed to put too much opinion into a news post, but in this case it's hard not to just state the obvious: cosmetic items are an opt-in procedure that give dedicated players a way to express themselves in a way that's financially beneficial to the developers, but provides no tangible gameplay benefit beyond looking rad.

One of the upcoming contents in "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds".

With the August 3rd update, players will see dedicated first-person servers, along with an FOV slider for the new view mode. The tournament prize pool will have a total value of $350,000 United States dollars.

The announcement confirmed what many suspected would be in the game's future: cosmetic items that can be found in RNG-based, free crates you'll need to buy keys to unlock. We're getting first-person server options for NA and European Union solo and duo modes, an FOV slider for first-person, and a new rifle. The Gamescom Invitational Crate needs a $2.50 key to open. "I figured since this was one of the few early access survival games to actually rise above the rest and be a solid game, they wouldn't start talking about/planning cashgrab microtransaction mechanics months before release", another added.

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'" "PUBG" Invitational will kick off on August 23 until the 27th.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will be a timed exclusive on the Xbox One, definitely one of the highlights of Microsoft's E3 press briefing last month. Earlier today we reported that the game was getting new cosmetic items via crates, one of which is the limited time Gamescom Invitational Crate, costing $2.50 Dollars to open and containing exclusive items, with the money going towards charity, and funding the upcoming Gamescom PUBGInvitational, as well as its prize money.

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