A couple of days ago, news that Tencent will be localizing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the Chinese market were revealed. The most prominent publisher in China has just published a press release that got us very excited – they will be developing two PUBG Mobile games!
You’ve read that right. It seems that mobile gaming is dominating the market there and that is why Tencent will focus there. According to reports from their official website, they will be offering two versions of the game to their users.
The first one is called PUBG Mobile and will offer a different gameplay than the one familiar to the gamers worldwide. According to those who have better knowledge of Chinese than me, it will give an arcade touch to the overall experience. We can also expect naval battles, which might be exciting. There will some similarities, too, considering that the maximum count of players will be 100 and the entire action will occur on a 5×5 miles map. Timi Studio is the development team behind this game, and you can check out the video footage of it here.
What about the Other Version?
The other version won’t have the word “mobile” at the end, but it will be just called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. However, there is no doubt that it will also be for portable devices. As for the gameplay, it is expected to offer a replicated experience from the PC version. The other information that we managed to discover is that Lightspeed & Quantum Studio is developing the game with a team of 200 developers. The online multiplayer aspect will be supported by the WeChat social app, which is extremely popular in China. The trailer for this game is available here.
According to our information, Unreal Engine 4 will be used for the development of both releases. Bluehole has officially permitted Tencent to work on both of them. However, nobody seems to know if PUBG Mobile will be restricted to the Chinese market. We also don’t have the release date yet, but we are hoping that they will reveal additional information soon.
In other news, PUBG is preparing to hit the Xbox One Market. Brendan Greene has confirmed that the game will run at 60 FPS. The 1.0 update for the PC platform is also expected by the end of the current year. That will make for an exciting holiday season for all PUBG fans!