Last month we reported that a PUBG China launch was looking unlikely as a result of the title not conforming to the country’s socialist values. Tencent has announced its intention to make the game more appropriate to China through a series of in-game adjustments.
Statements from Tencent, which has the rights to distribute the game in China, have said that there will be changes made to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to ensure the battle royale title will “accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules”.
While what those changes involve were not directly elaborated upon, Tencent did mention that it will focus on PUBG’s sense of healthy competition and teamwork. The intention is to promote “healthy, positive cultural and value guidance, especially for underage users”.
A timeline for when these adjustments will be made and when PUBG will arrive to Chinese shores was not mentioned in the report.
If these changes – whatever they may be – let the game land to players in China, then we’re all for it. Putting politics aside, we are in support of gaming for all, regardless of where one lives. That said, one can certainly make the case that PUBG shouldn’t feel the need to grow more than it has, what with the game earning unique Guinness World Records.