PUBG gets a China release, but will ‘accord with socialist core values’
Tencent has been pursuing PUBG developer Bluehole for a while, having been turned down prior to the success of the game. Now, after everyone and their mother has a copy, the Chinese tech company has secured the rights to officially release the game in China.
This isn’t without some changes, though. The game was said to deviate from “socialist core values”. According to Reuters, the game will be changed in compliance with Tencent’s takeover.
“[Tencent] will make adjustment to content… and make sure they accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules.”
Breaking the news, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted the following earlier today, paraphrasing the Chinese release.
Tencent just announced that it will be the exclusive operator of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS in China after partnering with Bluehole.
Will be official China server + emphasis on banning cheaters + making the game work around regulations. pic.twitter.com/q02njDxiLw
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 22, 2017