Tencent is developing a mobile version of the popular multiplayer game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. According to the company, this will be as faithful as possible to the PC version; implementing many of the same core mechanics and gameplay.
So far neither Tencent nor PC developer Bluehole have shared when the mobile game will appear on phones. Chances are it won’t be any time soon, considering that the company will need to practically rebuild the game from the ground up to suit the new platform.
This announcement was made on top of the news that Tencent is also bringing a localised version of the game to China on PC. There’s even less information about what this actually means. Speculation has it that this version will be a slight reskin that includes changing the soviet era imagery to something more Chinese.
With over 21 million copies of the PC game sold so far, it is logical that PUBG will go onto the mobile platform next. There are already many copycat games on both Android and iOS copying the battle royale-style gameplay made popular suddenly by PUBG. The question is if the title will head outside of China or if the chicken dinner will stay behind the Great Wall.