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Tencent is making a PUBG game for mobile devices

Published: 14:48, 28 November 2017
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Tencent and PUBG Corp have joined forces to bring PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to mobile devices all over China. A worldwide release has not yet been confirmed. The port is making "very good progress".

Tencent and PUBG Corp are working on a mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds primarily for the Chinese market.

Tencent has been tasked with porting the game to mobile platforms. Seeing how the Chinese market is quite saturated with PUBG clones already, Bluehole probably plans to parachute in and take the competition out one by one. 

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It's hard to imagine swinging your frying pan around a 5 inch screen but Tencent and PUBG Corp said that they will ensure that this authentic mobile port of PUBG will remain faithful to its PC counterpart. This includes gameplay, core elements and compliance with local content regulations.

The announcement kept the release date a secret, but did divulge the information that development is making "very good progress". Chinese players who want their chicken dinner on the go will be the first to try the new game out. There is no information on whether the mobile version will be making it to the rest of the world.

A good business decision would be to make the new version available worldwide, given the success of the original. PUBG for PC has already shipped over 21 million copies and that, to me at least, looks like 21 million reasons.

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The announcement was published by  . The original text needs a bit of google translate if you still struggle with your Chinese. Here is the article in full:

Today, an important announcement is announced that the hotly- popularized "Playerunknown's Battlegrounds" ("PUBG") , a popular global game , has officially entered the field of mobile games.

Following the sole agent of Tencent operating "PUBG" after the terminal service , Tencent and PUBG jointly announced today that as an important strategic cooperation plan, the two sides confirmed that they will jointly produce "PUBG" genuine mobile tour.

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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. "

"PUBG" Genuine Mobile Games is the crystallization of Tencent and PUBG's common desire to continue to promote the growth of tactical competitive genres.

The two companies will join hands to launch "PUBG" genuine mobile tour, which will perfectly restore the classic gameplay and elements of the original PC game on the mobile terminal. Meanwhile, it optimizes the mobile experience such as the shooting feel, server hosting, social networking and competitions that the majority of players care about , And strive to live up to the common expectations of players fans.

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So, hand travel and travel will be different?

Tencent and PUBG together to ensure that the "PUBG" genuine mobile games in the game to ensure core gameplay and game player's normal game habits at the same time, and "PUBG" porting the same national service, the mobile version will also be content with the relevant policies and regulations The requirements are highly consistent.

Mobile Games will be the first landing in the Chinese market

According to the latest data, "PUBG" cumulative sales of more than 21 million copies worldwide, and now the first time will be the first hand-mobile landing in China, hoping to bring the majority of players a new mobile experience.

Tencent and PUBG will announce the progress of "PUBG" genuine mobile tour in the near future , so stay tuned.

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