China’s Tencent drops hugely popular combat game PUBG

Tencent Suspends Blockbuster Video Game 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' in China

The battle royale game had been stuck in regulatory limbo for some time, with China's new State Administration of Press and Publication past year freezing approvals in an attempt to weed out games that didn't abide by the government's standards.

In a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo (translated via Reuters), Tencent announced that it would end PUBG Mobile's "testing phase", meaning it's no longer available for download.

PUBG Mobile has been updated in China to reduce violent content in the game.

In its place, Tencent has apparently launched a patriotic military-themed game called Game for Peace, which looks and plays similar to PUBG.

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Often likened to the blockbuster book and film series "The Hunger Games", PUBG pits marooned characters against one another in a virtual fight to the death, and has become one of the world's most popular mobile games.

The company is now placing its bets on Game for Peace, a different game that it did manage to get approvals for.

In a website statement, Tencent described Game for Peace as a tactical shooting game developed in-house which "pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country's airspace", in reference to the Chinese air force.

Game approvals in China suffered a nine-month hiatus past year after an administrative reshuffle in March created a major backlog plus a breakdown in command. "The game play, the background, the graphic design and the characters, they're nearly the same". PBUG users can pull their profiles and in-app purchases to the new game as they switch to "Game for Peace". Some players have even had their progress carry on from the original game. One big difference is a complete lack of gore, with one player commenting on Weibo that, "When you shoot people, they don't bleed, and the dead get up and wave goodbye!"

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