PUBG Won't Be Banned In China

China isn't locking out PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds yet

China isn't locking out PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds yet

Tencent's agreement to become the Chinese publisher of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in the region could result in some drastic changes to the game for Chinese players. The issue has been resolved to both Bluehole and Tencent's satisfaction, and now Tencent will be modifying PUBG to adhere to the rules China's government has set out for it to follow.

China has chose to allow a violent multiplayer shoot-em-up game that's become the world's top-selling title into the country, but only after messages were added to reflect the country's socialist ideology.

NetEase's "Terminator 2" and "Wilderness", survival games similar to PUBG, are the No. 1 and No. 3 most downloaded free mobile games in China, the world's biggest video game market, analytics firm App Annie's data shows.

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To appease Chinese regulators, Tencent said it will make adjustments to the game's content and ensure "they accord with socialist core values".

Tencent Holdings Ltd, the Chinese gaming giant will be responsible for localizing the game. "We will do our best to present a great game to the Chinese users in close cooperation with the company". "We will also offer a different, fun experience on PC", Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said in a statement provided to Glixel. Recently, NetEase added in-game banners saying things like "safeguard national security, safeguard world peace" in a public show of support for China's ever-tightening grip on entertainment media.

A PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds spokesperson did confirm to MCV's sister site Esports Pro, however, that Tencent does not now own a stake in either Bluehole or the more recently formed PUBG Corp.

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