Chinese monster tech conglomerate, Tencent, has won exclusive rights to publish PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China. The crazy news is that the giant publisher has also announced plans to port the game to mobile.
Tencent will co-develop an official mobile version of PUBG alongside its South Korean developer Bluehole.
According to Tencent’s announcement (via Engadget), the mobile port of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will stay faithful to the PC version and maintain the core game-play mechanics. While, of course, adhering to local content restrictions. Development of the mobile version is “making good progress” and will drop in China first.
Could this pave the way for a worldwide release of a PUBG mobile game? In my honest opinion, I really hope not. It’s not that big gaming titles are automatically bad as mobile games, but a competitive multiplayer first person shooter? Let’s see whether this turns out to be an abomination, or run-away success like the PC counterpart.
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