PUBG faced the looming threat of a possible Chinese ban earlier this month after the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association declared that it is "too bloody and violent" for sale in the country, "deviates from the values of socialism" and is "deemed harmful to young consumers".
PUBG in China will have "socialist core values", according to a recent statement.
As one of the hottest games in the market right now, it's hardly surprising that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds would make it to China at some point. "PUBG" will only officially launch in the country, however, after more than a few alterations. It will open the door to bring Playerunknown's Battlegroundsofficially into the Chinese games market, but not before changes are made to the game.
Tencent will operate the game in the region. Just this year Tencent, known for publishing popular mobile games like Honour of Kings, saw its market value rise to $520 billion United States dollars, making it the first Chinese company to crack $500 billion.
"We will do our best to present a great game for Chinese users in close cooperation with Tencent", he said. "We will also offer a different, fun experience on PC", Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said in a statement provided to Glixel. Its free mobile games called "Terminator 2" and "Wilderness" are two of the most popular mobile titles in China, and they heavily feature red banners and Chinese government slogans.
A PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds spokesperson did confirm to MCV's sister site Esports Pro, however, that Tencent does not now own a stake in either Bluehole or the more recently formed PUBG Corp.