PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Getting a Mobile Version in China
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is being published by Tencent in China, as we reported earlier. The company intends to make some changes to the BattleEye system and spread doom for the cheaters. But as we now know, that’s not all they plan to do.
According to the official Tencent website in China, the publisher is looking to release a mobile version of Battlegrounds in the near future. The popular shooter released to early access in Summer and has since sold over 20 million copies.
China is the biggest market for PUBGs and amounts of over 50% of the game’s player base. Meanwhile, China’s mobile market stands at $25.6 billion, accounting for 25% of the entire worldwide mobile market. The market is expected to touch $29 billion by the end of this year.
Interestingly, Tencent is also publishing another Battle Royale game called Europa. Looking at the gameplay trailer for this upcoming title, really makes us want PUBGs to be this smooth with destructible environments, dynamic weather. Also, players can use the destructible environment to their advantage as players can drop the debris on other players to get a kill.
Tencent is trying its best to cash in as much as possible from the Battle Royale craze started by PUBGs. Outside of China, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is releasing on Xbox One and Xbox One X soon. After its success on PC, the game is expected to perform on Xbox as well.
PUBGs publisher is also in talks with Sony for a PlayStation 4 version.
Would you like to see PUBGs on mobile outside of China? Do you think it can be a success on mobile outside of the country? Let us know in the comments below.