PUBG in China will have "socialist core values"

China isn't locking out PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds yet

Tencent wins rights to officially release PUBG in China, will 'accord with socialist core values'

It seems that the ongoing battle between the publisher and Chinese watchdogs has come to an end, with Tencent securing the rights to officially launch PUBG in the country after all.

Tencent will work with developer Bluehole to ensure the game is compliant with local regulation and it doesn't face risk of a ban.

China has made a decision to allow a violent multiplayer shoot-em-up game that's become the world's top-selling title into the country, but only after messages were added to reflect the country's socialist ideology.

Tencent will run PUBG's Chinese servers and has also vowed to help combat the game's problem with cheaters.

China isn't locking out PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds yet
Tencent to bring world's hottest video game to China, promises socialist values - Reuters

The content amendments are core to the deal, as China's regulators panned the game last month for being too violent, stated the report.

According to Reuter's translation of the Tencent statement, the eventual Chinese release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will see its content adjusted to align with "socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture, and moral rules". Just this year Tencent, known for publishing popular mobile games like Honour of Kings, saw its market value rise to $520 billion Dollars, making it the first Chinese company to crack $500 billion.

Tencent will operate the game in the region. The game also won "Best Multiplayer Game" and "PC Game of the Year" at this year's Golden Joysticks Awards.

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.

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