Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is going mobile in China and will be published by Tencent games. Tencent is currently one of the world’s biggest mobile game publishers and they will get even bigger with PUBG. Kim Changhan, CEO of PUBG and Ma Xiaoyi, Senior Vice President of Tencent Group, said:
“Thanks to the excellent accumulation of” PUBG “on the PC terminal and the teamwork between the two teams, the progress of the mobile game preparation is very smooth and in the near future, Chinese players can enjoy the genuine game anytime, anywhere on the mobile phone. “
Before the deal was agreed, the Chinese government wanted the game to be adapted to the Chinese people. The main issue they outlined was the concern for socialist core values. They have felt that the game doesn’t comply with traditional Chinese culture but those issues have been resolved and the game is ready to go in China.
A trailer for the game has already been released.
Some recent news indicates that PUBG won’t be the only battle-royale game coming to mobile. Tencent is ready to publish one more title that will be more similar to Battlefield but will have the battle-royale structure. Lightspeed and Quantum Studio are developing the game and the things setting the game apart from PUBG are naval warfare and helicopter fights. Something we haven’t see so far in PUBG.
This is really big news for the Chinese gaming market but there is no release date set so far. Western releases haven’t been discussed at this point and we still have no confirmation that the game will ever come to western audiences.
PUBG is one of the biggest titles in the West. The game sold over 20 million copies in November and that number has been rising ever since. There is no doubt that the mobile version would be more than welcome outside of China.
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