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PUBG launches mobile game, trailer reminiscent of a movie

Published: 12:46, 13 February 2018
Updated: 13:08, 13 February 2018
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Tech giant Tencent, the company that owns distribution rights of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Chinese market, has rolled out the first of the two PUBG mobile games there. Interestingly enough, it looks as if the trailer teases a live action movie, with some suggesting that PUBG will end up in Hollywood.

It seems like Tencent went all out this time, with the trailer screaming big bucks. The live action that follows is something no movie would be ashamed of - a quick succession of high dynamic, action packed shots of people narrowly escaping death, as well as those not lucky enough. The guy from the cover photo most probably steals the show, but we won't spoil that for you.

Tencent Screenshot of PUBG mobile chinese version with player character looting crates PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile

What's pretty funny is that, although our Chinese is pretty rusty, the characters are mostly saying things along the lines of "Fortnite is coming to get us". No, not really, we don't really know Chinese, we just thought it’d be fun throwing it out there. What's actually funny though is that the comment section has been busting at the seams with users saying it looks better than the Xbox version.

The trailer is actually for PUBG: Army Attack, which has been developed by Timi Studio. The second game will be called PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield. It is being developed by another studio and it's said to be much closer to traditional PUBG. There is no information on whether we can expect the games in the rest of the world. As for gameplay, you can check out how it looks in the video below.

Some sources have latched onto the possibility of a live action Hollywood feature for PUBG, quoting PUBG Corp’s CEO Chang Han Kim saying how he sees the game as a media franchise. Indeed, he pointed out that the company wants to take part in “Esports, movies, drama, cartoons, animation, and more" and if the trailer is anything to go by - we find ourselves strangely agreeing.

It seems that the recent slump PUBG had in China has much to do with the launch of these two mobile games, as well as players waiting on a localized PUBG version. In fact, the two mobile games amassed as much as 75 million preorders between them, whereas the full game has "only" 10 million. Now that's no slump, is it?

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