Tencent Will Publish PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China, with Some Slight Alterations

Chinese tech company Tencent has won the publishing rights for the Chinese version of PUBG Corp's popular battle royale shooter, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

on November 22, 2017 4:09 PM

Tech, media, and gaming powerhouse Tencent has announced today that it will handle the publishing rights to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China.

According to the company, before the game even hits any stores in the country, several (yet subtle) changes will be made to the notable battle royale shooter, due to the country’s tight restrictions on what kind of media their citizen’s purchase. Given the violence that is on display in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, as well as the fact that it allegedly deviates from China’s “socialist core values, traditional Chinese culture and moral norms,” Tencent will ensure that the necessary changes are made to allow the sale of the game in China.

Currently, Tencent has not explained what types of adjustments will be made to the game, although it is plausible that the general changes made in the game will be the game’s violence. For example, blood will most likely be removed entirely, or the color of the blood may be modified. Nevertheless, personally, I am interested to see how Bluehole Studios and Tencent will work together on making the game legal for purchase in China.

If you would like more information on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you can check out two new firearms that were recently added to the game’s test servers, screenshots of an upcoming desert-themed map, as well as additional screenshots showing off the game’s fog mechanics.

Currently, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available as an Early Access title on Steam. However, a full release is anticipated later this year. An Xbox One version is coming on December 12 via Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview Program.

Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.