Tencent will distribute PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China "with socialist values"

Audrey Hill
November 24, 2017

Thankfully, PUBG Corp. and Tencent have finally come to an agreement that will see Tencent publish and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China, as announced in a press release.

PUBG Corp is planning to perform a stable game service such as the expansion of the server and enhancement of anti-hacking programs, through the contract with Tencent, the company which has been successfully developing and servicing a diversity of major online games.

The English language press release about Tencent and Bluehole's partnership quotes Tencent's senior VP Steven Ma as saying: "PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game, and is enjoyed by users all over the world".

There's a few bits in that update on the official PUBG site that may interest fans including a tweaking of the hit damage, a number of audio alterations, and a couple of bug fixes.

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Last month, the Chinese content watchdog criticised PUBG for deviating from "socialist core values".

Tencent will operate the game in the region. In response, Tencent, the Chinese tech empire now worth more than half a trillion dollars, has capitulated, claiming they will "make adjustment to content ... and make sure they accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules".

Tencent Holdings Ltd, the Chinese gaming giant will be responsible for localizing the game. That hurdle has apparently been overcome but it will mean changes to the game. The game also won "Best Multiplayer Game" and "PC Game of the Year" at this year's Golden Joysticks Awards.

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