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Tencent will distribute PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China "with socialist values"

Tencent will distribute PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China

Cheating in the game is a major problem; especially so in China. China right now accounts for about 40-percent of the game's player base, the outlet points out, citing metrics from SteamSpy.

According to the company, before the game even hits any stores in the country, several (yet subtle) changes will be made to the notable battle royale shooter, due to the country's tight restrictions on what kind of media their citizen's purchase.

"[Tencent] will make adjustment to content. and make sure they accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules". Tencent will run the servers for the game and has promised to deal with cheaters.

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"PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game and is enjoyed by users all over the world", Tencent senior vice president Steven Ma said.

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 operate the game in the region. This rise in value, as South China Morning Post puts it, puts Tencent in an "elite club that includes U.S. tech giants such as Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon". This matter has since been resolved under a new partnership with Bluehole and Tencent, with the latter gaining an exclusive license to publish PUBG in China. CEO, C.H. Kim, who said, "We will do our best to present a great game to the Chinese users in close cooperation with the company".