Both of Tencent’s mobile PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds games have launched on the App Store in China. Last year Tencent announced that in addition to bringing PUBG to China through their own platform, they will be putting out not one but two official PUBG mobile games. When PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was picking up Steam on PC, I didn’t for a second think it would translate to games seeing gigantic successes on mobile in the battle royale genre but here we are. Out of the two games that are available on the App Store in China only right now, one is a more arcade take on PUBG with air and naval battles while the other is a more traditional PUBG game. Watch a behind the scenes look at the more traditional PUBG like game below:
The arcade like title is called PUBG: Army Attack and it has been developed by Tencent’s Timi Studio. The more traditional PUBG game is called PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield. This one has been developed by Lightspeed & Quantum Studio. Both had 75 million pre-registrations as Daniel Ahmad points out and they have no jumped to the top of the charts after releasing a few hours ago where they were lower.
Both games have instantly jumped to the top of the download charts on iOS. The games had 75 million pre-registrations. So that shows you how huge the demand was for PUBG on mobile. pic.twitter.com/GhTRPmyMCu
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2018
There’s been no word on whether they will release outside China but given the success of games like Rules of Survival and the like, I don’t think we will be waiting too long for a release in North America. If you’d like to check them out on the App Store with a China account, you can get them both here and here for free.
[Via Daniel Ahmad on Twitter]