PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to China with Tencent adjustments

    
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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.

Source: PC Gamer
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PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

Isn’t Tencent making a PUBG clone? Why help the competition?

Also, apparently Netease has added “socialist values” to their PUBG clone game (which is VERY popular in China) by adding propaganda communist banners in-game.

Chinese copycats of the world’s hottest videogame added “core socialist values”

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Sorenthaz

“We know it will give families who have been victims of these predatory practices a sense of pride and accomplishment to have worked to prevent future exploitation.”

From Hawaii State Rep Chris Lee.

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Zora

That’s some ideological inception ongoing… state, please stay away and don’t touch me… don’t even look in my direction <_<

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Sally Bowls

It is good that small games and publishers are getting a chance.

FYI: This was prompted by recent articles pointing out that Tencent Holdings is worth more than Facebook, first Asian firm to surpass a market value of $500bn, and its CEO is now 9th richest person in the world, worth more than the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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Siphaed

Tencent’s adjustments will be in the form of lootboxes, lootboxes, more lootboxes, and….I think maybe a lootbox or two.
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rafael12104
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rafael12104

You are probably right…

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Zora

Well, the “values of socialism” that need preserving require that if lootboxes exist then -everyone- gets one, so gotta make sure there are enough for all /cough

On a sidenote, how do they write “socialism” and “young consumer” in the same sentence without a time paradox occuring?

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silverlock

Exactly what adjustments Tencent will make in order to appease censorship remains to be announced.

This is the part that really interests me. Will it be a noticeable change , or will it just involve giving an official’s idiot nephew a cushy job.

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rafael12104

My first laugh of the day. LOL. Thank you.

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Schmidt.Capela

If I correctly understand how corruption works in modern China, that scenario is quite unlikely. Corruption in China works more like dealing with a mob; you need to go to the upper levels to make a deal, because individual officials won’t trade favors like this as they fear the harsh consequences — perhaps even lethal — of cutting the Communist Party out of any such deal.

It’s despot class 101, really. Making all favor curbing happen by leave of the leader increases the leader’s power, while undermining everyone that might move against the leader. And the Chinese seem to be doing a perfect blend of Sun Tzu with Machiavelli.