PUBG Replaced with Patriotic Game in China #pubgisgone
PUBG is a well known globally popular game. It was the one of the highest-grossing titles on the Steam video game store in 2018. But recently It want got banned in 4 countries including India due to different issues. Now, This trendy game has been pulled from its wildly popular country China by Tencent.
On Wednesday, the test version of this game was shut down. And shifted users to a similar, more patriotic video game which, unlike PUBG, has regulatory approval to generate revenue. This is because Tencent hasn’t been able to sell subscriptions or in-game purchases for game and some other popular titles in China for months. In a post on the game’s official account on China’s own Weibo platform, Tencent said it would end testing for PUBG. It also said it had launched an anti-terrorism-based “Game for Peace“, for which it will get monetisation approval in April.
In a website statement, Tencent described Game for Peace as a tactical shooting game. Pays tribute to the warriors that guards country’s airspace, i.e the Chinese air force. The game is similar in style to PUBG but removes some depictions of violence and adds some socialist themes.
According to research firm Sensor Tower, users have spent more than $320 million on the game. Now, the hashtag “PUBG is Gone” is trending and has 300 million clicks and close to 90,000 posts. The decision to pull game suggests that the company failed to get the green light to monetize one of its most valuable titles.