Following a very long time of administrative difficulties, game distributor Tencent has hauled the blockbuster PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds out of China and supplanted it with a game more with regards to the nation’s communist perspectives.
The end of 2017 saw Tencent yield to government necessities to tone down PUBG – experts said the game was excessively crude and the distributor consented to roll out restricted improvements to give “healthy, positive cultural and value guidance” for Chinese players. Notwithstanding, Tencent was never offered an endorsement to win cash on PUBG by means of in-application purchases, and has covered the game in China for something that stands to create some income.
That substitution comes as Game for Peace, which got adaptation monetization in April. While Game for Peace looks practically indistinguishable to PUBG, its subject is firmly extraordinary, fixating on the celebration of the Chinese aviation based armed forces. What’s more, the blood is gone, as well. Reuters reports that one Weibo user stated,
“When you shoot people, they don’t bleed, and the dead get up and wave goodbye!” Whether this will hold the same appeal remains to be seen, but it may come as some relief to hardcore PUBG players that once they update the game they’ll be returned to the same level they left off.
China has in the past made efforts to curb violence depicted in games. It has taken steps at state-level to tone down the wave of online gaming enthusiasts in the country. It has also gone as far as to ban certain games which have a lot of blood and gore, stating that it harms the youth mentally and is damaging to the state’s progressive aim to create peaceful individuals. Tencent is just one of the publishers that have made changes into its famous games for the country.
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