Tencent Gives Up on Publishing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China

By Rebecca Smith, 5 months ago
Tencent Holdings has been attempting to bring PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to the Chinese market for over a year, but has been unable to secure approval for earning money via in-game purchases according to Reuters. The result is the South Korean developer has shut down the mobile version of the game and has instead redirected players towards Game for Peace, a socialist title that already has approval for monetisation.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Game for Peace is a tactical shooter that "pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace", the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. While Tencent claims that the two games are "very different genres", player reviews suggest that Game for Peace uses similar characters, backgrounds, gameplay mechanics, and graphics, although there are far more socialist elements and characters don't bleed. Players who have been transferred to the game even insist they've been started from a similar level to where they left off in PUBG.

PUBG Mobile had an average of 70 million daily active users in China, and most of those players are expected to transfer to Game for Peace. Chinese analysts predict the game will generate between 8 billion yuan and 10 billion yuan ($1.18 billion and $1.48 billion) annually.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.