A few days back Tencent – China’s gaming giant, announced that they’d be bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds back to China (after it was banned due to “social reasons”), along with a mobile version of the game. Today, Tencent has officially released not just one, but two trailers for two different PUBG versions for mobile.
Read: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Coming To Mobile Devices, Thanks To Tencent for the previous story.
Both the versions of the game are set to be China-exclusive for now. The first game is being made by Timi Studio, while the latter is being made by Lightspeed & Quantum Studio. The first trailer is more of a cinematic trailer, while the latter shows more gameplay.
According to Niko Partners’ analyst Daniel Ahmad, who covers digital games market in China and Southeast Asia, both the games are being made on Unreal Engine 4. He mentions that the first game adds naval battles and arcade feel while the other seems to be more in line with original PC game.
The first game – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile
The game will offer the same experience as its PC version, with an 8km*8km map, allowing up to 100 players in a single match. The trailer also mentions that the game will be an ‘always-free’ one with fair competition and no cheats. There will be two modes – Classic and the new Naval Battle Mode.
The second game – (Just) PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
The second game is pretty much the same. Except here, the prime focus is to offer a similar experience as the PC version of the game. Additionally, the trailer says that the game has been developed by a team of 200 developers using Unreal Engine 4 and that players will be able to play with their friends using the WeChat app.
Both the games are officially authorized by Bluehole Studio under the name of PUBG Corporation. If you’re wondering if I am a Chinese expert, I am not. A huge shoutout to Reddit user wsblovell for helping me with the ‘Chinese to English translation’.
Will the rest of the world enjoy these games? We don’t know yet. But we hope to hear from Tencent very soon. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and allow our site to send you push-in notifications so that you never miss any update on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Until next time, Happy Gaming!