Tencent and Bluehole partner to bring Battlegrounds to China

Posted November 24, 2017

Nevertheless, personally, I am interested to see how Bluehole Studios and Tencent will work together on making the game legal for purchase in China.

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.

China's content regulator previously called out the game for its violence and said it "severely deviates from socialist core values".

Tencent winning its bid to officially release the title over in China does come with the condition that it does not break these values.

"(Tencent) will make adjustment to content. and make sure they accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules", it said Wednesday in a statement carried by Reuters.

Tencent will operate the game in the region.

Reuters points out that Tencent rival Netease has inserted red banners carrying slogans such as "safeguard national security, safeguard world peace" into its title Wilderness and Terminator 2. It's also well known that Tencent takes cheating very seriously and has developed fantastic anti-cheat software in the past so one would assume that will also be at the forefront of the company's minds. In addition to striving for massive military reforms and economic expansion, his teachings have caught on as a unique school of thought putting him on the path to becoming potentially as influential as communist founder Mao Zedong.

A statement from Tencent publicly assured that PUBG would highlight "healthy, positive cultural and value guidance, especially for underage users" through teamwork and fair competition.