Chinese tech big Tencent will publish PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China. The partnership was introduced earlier in the present day.
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According to a translated abstract posted to Twitter by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, the partnership will contain an official Chinese server, an emphasis on banning cheaters, and help getting round China’s strict rules. That final level is especially vital, as whereas PUBG is on the market by way of Steam in what’s a regulatory ‘grey area’, an official launch would require modifications to be made to the sport.
Tencent simply introduced that it will likely be the unique operator of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS in China after partnering with Bluehole.
Will be official China server + emphasis on banning cheaters + making the sport work round rules. pic.twitter.com/q02njDxiLw
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 22, 2017
Those modifications may embody firming down a few of the sport’s extra violent parts. When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was printed in China by way of Perfect World earlier this 12 months, they needed to change the color of the sport’s blood from crimson to black.
The introduction of a devoted Chinese server and the information that Tencent will help Bluehole and PUBG Corp in banning cheaters is sweet information for everybody. A major variety of PUBG’s most prolific cheaters are reported to have originated from China, and an absence of servers within the nation means Chinese gamers may be discovered internationally.
The partnership can be considerably prone to herald the beginning of a better investor relationship between Tencent and Bluehole Studios. Tencent presently personal a 5% share within the Korean studio, and the opportunity of growing that share has been mentioned.