PUBG Corp is planning to perform a stable game service such as the expansion of the server and enhancement of anti-hacking programs, through the contract with Tencent, the company which has been successfully developing and servicing a diversity of major online games.
The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds video game is seen in this illustration photo November 22, 2017.
"PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game and is enjoyed by users all over the world", Tencent senior vice president Steven Ma said.
Tencent's agreement to become the Chinese publisher of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in the region could result in some drastic changes to the game for Chinese players.
"We will localize and operate the game by catering to the preferences of Chinese gamers", noted Tencent Senior Vice President Steven Ma. Similar "Battle Royale" style games released by Tencent's biggest rival, China-based NetEase Inc., were already given alterations to get through these content checks. Recently, NetEase added in-game banners saying things like "safeguard national security, safeguard world peace" in a public show of support for China's ever-tightening grip on entertainment media. In a report last week, the paper shared a screenshot of a waiting screen accompanied by the phrase, "Strengthen the sense of mission, strive for peacekeeping vanguard!" Tencent has also partnered with other Korean game makers. With this, China has increasingly used technology as a medium to deliver its ruling ideology, and to censor unfavorable content.