You’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds by now. The PC sensation has seen Steam records broken as it set the gaming world on fire over the last few months. If you aren’t aware of the Battle Royale genre, PUBG has you dropped on an island followed by everyone looting guns and other items before fighting to the death. We’ve written about multiple games that are either like PUBG on mobile or some that plain rip it off.

PUBG is debuting on Xbox One next month and PUBG Corp’s sensation will be getting a mobile version in China as well. Tencent is publishing PUBG in China and we just learned that they are working with PUBG Corp. on a mobile release as well.

The announcement also mentions that development is progressing smoothly and that people will be able to experience the PC sensation on mobile. Note that this is just for Mainland China and we have no word on whether it will happen globally at all. Read more (in Chinese) here.

It makes sense that both Tencent and PUBG Corp. want this because there will always be clones trying to satiate demand and it will be interesting to see how this plays out when it actually releases. As it stands there will be an official version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on mobile in China from Tencent and PUBG Corp.

Thanks, Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners.

  • Milotorou

    Omg i pray so hard for an eventual worldwide release 😄

  • hitmantb

    Damn, they are going to destroy Netease the same way Intel destroys AMD. You are allowed to live, only because I do not want to be targeted as a monopoly, I will give you 10% market share so I can get myself off the radar.

    For anyone doubting the success of PUBG on mobile or the power of the fifth most valuable company on the planet with more gaming revenue than Activision/Blizzard/EA/Ubisoft/2K combined:

    MOBA was never a successful genre on mobile. Vainglory never cracked top 100 grossing. Yet Tencent's Honor of Kings (Arena of Valor outside of China) is world's #1 highest grossing mobile game overall, and most likely #1 highest grossing game on any platform, even exceeded League of Legends.