Playerunknown's Battlegrounds mobile versions launch in China

ZhugeEX

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Oct 24, 2017
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For those unaware, Tencent secured the licensing rights to distribute PUBG in China. The game is extremely popular in China on PC. Tencent has not only decided to localise the PC ver. for Chinese audiences, but they have developed two brand new mobile games based on the PUBG brand to target the more than 500 million mobile gamers in China.

The two games have recently started testing in China and can be downloaded via the app stores. More than 75 million pre-registered for both games, showing just how huge PUBG, Battle Royale and mobile gaming is in China right now.

The two games are:

1. PUBG: Army Attack - Developed by Tencent Timi Studio - Focuses on Land, Sea and Air battles.
2. PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield - Developed by Lightspeed & Quantum Studio - Traditional PUBG.

Here is a developer diary for Exhilarating Battlefield.


Here is a video of gameplay-


Both games are at the top of the download charts.

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MMaRsu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Any way to download this if you are not in China? Because it looks like a fun time waster, moreso than let's say Hearthstone.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#3
Doesn't look bad for a mobile game to be honest. Of course you kinda need a controller to do anywhere near good, so there's that. But yeah, if they managed to make the game run this well on mobiles, I think there's solid chances for a quality Switch port down the line (not port begging, they mentioned they want to do that). Clearly the hardware is good enough.
 

saci

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Oct 25, 2017
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Even if I don't agree with some of Tencent's practices, it's really interesting to see how damn big they are and how much they're growing and just eating everyone up. They're like the Disney of the gaming world.
 

cnrm

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I don't really follow PUBG very much but the fact that Tencent Games produced two mobile games for the Chinese market really perplexes me—is there a reasoning for that, out of curiosity?
 
Nov 18, 2017
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I like how the two apps literally say “authentic” in Chinese on the app icons lol.

Can imagine how many fake pirated PUBG there are out there in China apps store.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't really follow PUBG very much but the fact that Tencent Games produced two mobile games for the Chinese market really perplexes me—is there a reasoning for that, out of curiosity?
I saw one publisher releasing 3 Battle Royale game at the same time on the appstore. (NetEase Games)
I guess they try to reach a larger audience that way.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#29
Just switched my Account Region to be able to download this on iPhone. Hope it plays as well as it looks! Seems great to just jump in on the train or something. I hope an English version hits soon.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#33
That gameplay video looks better and runs better than the xbox one version, how is a phone running it?
It's heavily downgraded. Worse lighting, lack of interior detail, worse draw distance, simplified vehicle physics, seemingly no body physics, worse animation, other players animations are seemingly at a lower framerate than your own. And it's hard to say based on the video, but i assume shooting physics has been probably downgraded as well. This is not to take away from the port, it is pretty impressive, but it's not quite the main base of PUBG.
 

Edge

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Oct 25, 2017
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If you go here and scroll down a bit you'll see an Apple and Android logo you can click on to download the game-

http://pg.qq.com/cp/web201801/download.shtml

Can anyone get them to work? I tried the apk version from under the video and installed it, after that it downloaded 600 more mb and now after it loads it wants me to install an update, if i press on install it immediately says app not installed?