Two new PUBG mobile games only for China?
Tencent Mobile Games has released two new PUBG games exclusively in China following their localization of the PC version after controversies of the game being too violent and not standing to the values of the country. Since then, Tencent promised to make adjustments in the game to make it more palatable to the chinese public.
While one looks like the classic game players are used to, titled PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield, the other version looks more like an arcade-style shooter concentrating in naval and air battles with videos of players shooting from helicopters named PUBG: Army Attack. Both have reached the top of the charts in China just a few hours after their release.
PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield and PUBG: Army Attack
Army Attack is developed by Tencent Timi Studio, while Battlefield is developed by Lightspeed & Quantum Studio.
Footage of the game shows traditional control schemes of third person shooters with joysticks for movement on the screen. It is also seen through game footage that it is plagued by slow framerate. Knowing it is still in early access they will probably fix it in future updates.
With no word yet whether a global release is in the works, speculations are that there won’t be a long wait given increasing popularity of Battle Royale games like Rules Of Survival.
There has been issues in the past regarding hackers and cheaters of the game. Last month, Tencent, with the joint efforts of the chinese police tracked and hunted down those who create and distribute software that give players hacks like invincibility and seeing through walls. Atleast 100+ hackers got caught and were arrested.
With the company stating that their top priority is creating an environment that is fair for all the players, they devised a new anti-cheat system within the game to detect software that edit game files to gain abilities not offered by PUBG. With millions registering to the games, it just shows how in demand PUBG and mobile games are currently in China.