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Tencent has been fighting recently for the right to publish PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China, but previously had been on shaky ground. Now, the publisher has finally received permission to do so, but only after making some considerable changes to the game as to meet China’s “socialist core values.”
Previously, China was eyeballing a ban for the popular Battle Royale game due to its refusal to adhere to the country’s strict social values. The issue has been resolved to both Bluehole and Tencent’s satisfaction, and now Tencent will be modifying PUBG to adhere to the rules China’s government has set out for it to follow. These include “Chinese traditional culture and moral rules.” What exactly this will entail hasn’t been spelled out just yet, but there will likely be some changes in certain mechanics that regulate cheating.
There isn’t a release date for the Chinese version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the books just yet, but hopefully it’ll be out soon so eager players can finally get their hands on the game they’ve been trying to play (legally) for some time now. Let there be chicken dinners for all!