A couple weeks back, Bluehole Studio’s battle royale title, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was in danger of being banned in China due to its violent content and similar nature to ancient Roman gladiator arenas.
‘The reasoning for the ban is that the content is similar to Gladiator battles in the arenas of Ancient Rome, and the goal of the survival of a single individual, the heart of the game, is contrary to the moral principles of the Chinese Republic. ‘
Now it seems that the title won’t be banned in at all, rather Tencent has struck a deal with the ruling party to have exclusive rights to operate the game in China. In addition, Tencent has promised to deal with cheaters, which is a growing problem for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, especially in Asian. Tencent will run the servers and focus on enforcing tough regulations.
“PUBG has sold more than 20 million copies since we released the game in March 2017, and we expect our strategic partnership with Tencent to open up new horizons in the Chinese market,” PUBG Corp chief executive officer CH Kim said. “We will do our best to present a great game to the Chinese users in close cooperation with the company.”
PUBG is out now for PC and will be released on Xbox One early December.
(source – venturebeat)