Battle royale smash hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One through the Xbox Game Preview program on December 12, Xbox has announced.

It is a timed console exclusive, so details of a PlayStation 4 version are likely some way off.

PUBG Corp. also announced today that it is on track to launch the PC version in late December.

"We’re approaching development on Xbox One with the same community-driven focus that we’ve taken with the game on PC," said PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim.

"As a result, the ultimate battle royale experience that fans play on Xbox One will be slightly different than what players know today on PC.

"Various Xbox One features and functionality will change and come online over time just like they have on PC, with our goal being to have both versions align to each other as soon as possible."

Three limited-edition cosmetic packs will launch with the Xbox One version of the game, but there are no plans to feature any in-game purchases in the Xbox Game Preview version.