'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Shuts Down in China and Replaced With Patriotic 'Game of Peace'

Although they look the same, they’re completely different genres.

By
Entertainment
10,105 Hypes 6 Comments

Tencent has shut down PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China and replaced it with a patriotic battle royale named Game of Peace. Despite having a successful test run in China, PUBG failed to gain a license that would allow Tencent to gain money from in-app purchases, which is how battle royale titles that are free-to-play earn revenue.

According to Reuters, Tecent states PUBG Mobile garnered upwards of 70 million active players each day in China, with profiles and levels being transferred to its new title Game of Peace, meant to serve as a replacement. Although it shares similar design and gameplay, “they are very different genres of games,” according to Tencent.

The anti-terrorist title is a tactical shooter with references to the country’s air force, which “pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace.” There’s also no gore, as required by Chinese regulations.

In other news, Apex Legends is coming to mobile.

Read Full Article
Source
comicbook

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

657 Users Online

What to Read Next

Tom Sachs and Nike's Mars Yard Overshoe Is Ready for Blast-Off
Footwear 

Tom Sachs and Nike's Mars Yard Overshoe Is Ready for Blast-Off

Detailed shots of the high-tech footwear.

Stadium Goods Styles the adidas YEEZY Line for Spring in Latest Campaign
Footwear 

Stadium Goods Styles the adidas YEEZY Line for Spring in Latest Campaign

Presented by Stadium Goods
How are you wearing yours?

Riot Games Joins Marvel Comics For a Lux-Focused Series
Entertainment

Riot Games Joins Marvel Comics For a Lux-Focused Series

“Let’s light it up!”


Snarkitecture Installs a Massive 'TILTING FOREST' in Bangkok
Arts

Snarkitecture Installs a Massive 'TILTING FOREST' in Bangkok

Located inside the Central Embassy shopping mall.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Off-White™, Moncler Genius, UNDEFEATED and more.

First Look at GOLF le FLEUR* x Converse "Quilted Velvet" Pack
Footwear

First Look at GOLF le FLEUR* x Converse "Quilted Velvet" Pack

Luxury takes on the One Star and Chuck 70.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.