Publisher Microsoft’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 are currently free to download for a limited time on Xbox One.
Xbox Live members without a gold subscription can download the full release of both titles and play starting Thursday, Nov. 8 until Sunday, Nov. 11, according to the Xbox Wire announcement. Microsoft was sure to note that players without a gold subscription can start downloading PUBG and PES 2019 today, but “full functionality” for the two games will only be available during the limited time window.
Microsoft is also holding its X018 event in Mexico City, Mexico on Nov. 10 to Nov. 11. The company is promising more news on its lineup of titles at the event, including State of Decay 2 updates, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Forge expansion, and “Big PUBG news.”
It will be interesting to see what the PUBG announcement will be, considering rumors earlier this week have suggested that the game will be coming to PlayStation 4 at some point. The speculation is that the game would be coming to Sony’s platform in December, giving the Xbox One version a one-year exclusivity deal since it has been known as a ‘console launch exclusive” and the initial announcement of Microsoft becoming publisher of the Xbox One version was an “extended” partnership.