PUBG in China will have "socialist core values"

Terry Joseph
November 24, 2017

"PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game, and is enjoyed by users all over the world", said Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on Steam Early Access now with a full release scheduled for later this year, and will be available on Xbox One's Game Preview program on December 12. Alterations will be carried out by Tencent, the game's publisher in the country, to align with "socialist core values", reports Sina Tech.

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.

Last month, the Chinese content watchdog criticised PUBG for deviating from "socialist core values". As Reuters points out, other games have made similar adjustments to their Chinese versions by adding red banners and government slogans into in-game levels.

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Tencent will run the servers for the game and has promised to deal with cheaters.

The PUBG game where players fight for survival on a deserted island is now the world's top-selling videogame, having shipped more than 20 million copies since its launch in March.

In its latest statement, the company said it would highlight the spirit of teamwork and fair competition from PUBG and ensure it delivers "healthy, positive cultural and value guidance, especially for underage users". "We will also offer a different, fun experience on PC", Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said in a statement provided to Glixel.

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