Brace yourselves people, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is reportedly coming to mobile devices. Bluehole, the South Korean developers of PUBG, are working with Chinese tech company and publisher Tencent to create a mobile version of the massively-multiplayer online battle royale game.
This follows the announcement that Tencent has received exclusive rights to publish the official PC version of PUBG in China. According to Reuters, Tencent have promised the mobile version of their game will be a similar experience to PUBG on PC, but with altered content to conform to Chinese media regulations and “accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture, and moral rules.”
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a massively-multiplayer online battle royale with only one goal: be the last player standing. Players are dropped into an island arena with no weapons or supplies and must scavenge to survive against other players. Released on Steam in March 2017, PUBG has received critical acclaim and a large player following. Currently a Steam exclusive, PUBG will be coming to Xbox One in December 2017 .
Tencent have announced that China will receive the PUBG mobile port first, but have not given a release date yet. It is unknown whether the publisher will release the port in Western markets. But as PUBG has sold over 20 million copies since its release, a Western release seems likely.
More information about the PUBG mobile port and release dates are to come in the near future.