Chinese players will soon also be allowed to play a video game about locking yourself in a box where you can scavenge for weapons and destroy your fellow players. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is being officially released in China by Tencent, partnering with Bluehole Studios to release local servers in the country and ban cheaters. Tencent has also stated that it will make adjustments to content in order to ensure that the game meets Chinese cultural standards.
You may recall that this came after some suspicion that the game would be unable to pass the Chinese censorship board, which described the title as “[deviating] from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers.” Obviously, this didn’t turn out to block the title from its ultimate release, which makes sense considering the aggressive player growth in the country. Exactly what adjustments Tencent will make in order to appease censorship remains to be announced.