If you would have asked me a few months ago, I never would have guessed that the "battle royale" genre popularized by Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on PC would be the Next Big Thing™ in the mobile space, but here we are. Alongside games like Guns Royale and the soft-launched Bullet Strike: Battlegrounds, NetEase has THREE different PUBG-likes on mobile in Survivor Royale, Knives Out, and Rules of Survival. And earlier this week we learned that PUBG Corp, the company that makes the actual Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, was partnering up with Tencent to bring the game to China on both desktop and mobile. Well today Tencent unveiled the first look at the mobile PUBG, and then unveiled the first look at a second mobile PUBG. Yes, multiple mobile PUBG games from Tencent, too. The videos of both games were posted to Sina Weibo, which is like China's version of Twitter, and I have absolutely no idea how to embed those types of videos. So instead I'll embed the tweets where we found the vids, courtesy of Daniel Ahmad on Twitter.

Are all these companies just hoping to have an actual battle royale to see which mobile PUBG-like will reign supreme? Sure seems like it! As Ahmad points out in a follow-up tweet, the first mobile PUBG is developed by the Tencent TIMI Studio, and the second is developed by Lightspeed & Quantum Studio, and both games are developed in Unreal Engine 4. Also the first game has a slightly different spin on PUBG with naval battles and a more "arcade" feel, while the second game is more faithful to the regular desktop PUBG. Neither has been confirmed to release outside of China, but I'd eat my hat if the somehow didn't given the massive success of Rules of Survival and Co. We'll continue following the saga of mobile battle royales and will bring you any additional news as it all plays out.

  • Raphael Alexander

    Wtf. I guess if you release multiple versions of one game, one of them is bound to be a success.

    • jmonte_x2

      Or what we call the "Mobile Legends: " Model..

  • 7ape

    It's just getting silly now!

    • Milotorou

      I agree 😂

  • GalDrogo

    Tencent $$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Bliquid

    And yet, no PS4 version.

    • InTheAir

      To be fair, Microsoft did buy out the PUBG team. It's basically been confirmed though that PUBG Xbox is only a timed console exclusive, so it might be coming to PS4 in one to two years.

  • http://pixelcannon.blogspot.com.br/ Moderatr

    This is starting to get a lot boring now seriously? why not put the original game before those clones started.

  • HelperMonkey

    Do you suppose they’ve considered adding additional servers as quickly as game versions?

  • Noodleboy

    For years been saying Battle Royale would make a good game idea.wait years for one,then loads appear at once.

  • Str8UpJack

    It's great these games are on mobile... what is not great is having so many versions pits friends against each other all arguing over which one to play. why each company has to put out multiple versions.. some exact copies, makes very little sense ( looking at you KO and SR ). Neither of those even has a revenue system in place that allows players to buy anything. I don't get it. I play Rules of Survival because it runs the best on my device and seems to be the most polished version of the game.