Is PUBG a Chinese game? Here’s all you need to learn about the well-known game’s ownership and origin
Chinese company Tencent holds 10% stakes in Bluhole however has developed the mobile version of PUBG
After the recent Indo-China clash at the Galwan Valley, which caused the death of 20 Indian soldiers, numerous Indian residents have actually risen up to the occasion with protests to boycott Chinese items and services. In the middle of this motion on social networks, lots of have actually removed China-based apps from their respective phones and have actually vowed to not use Chinese items once again. A raving argument over well-known multiplayer video game PUBG is also ongoing on social networks.
The Indo-China clash has actually produced a huge predicament among players who have been hooked to the famous battle royale video game PUBG, with lots of taking to Google to learn whether the game has Chinese ownership. There were speculations all over relating to the ownership of the game and many were able to discover that a minimum of the PC variation of the game wasn’t Chinese.
Introduced in 2017, the game was the mastermind of Brendan Greene, the brains behind some other games like ARMA 2 and Day Z: Battle Royale. For PC, the video game was created and established by PUBG Corporation which is actually a subsidiary of South Korean video game establishing company called Bluehole. To go into the gaming market of China, Bluehole held hands with the Chinese video gaming company Tencent, which went on to introduce the mobile variation of the game. Although it was an instantaneous hit in the Chinese market, the game stopped working to get the approval of the Chinese government and thus could not monetize it.
On the contrary, PUBG, after a few attempts, got banned in China as the government thought it would put an adverse result on the minds of the young and aspiring generation and result in extreme repercussions.
For those, who are believing just how much quantity of “Chinese element” exists in the video game, it is to be kept in mind that Tencent holds just a 10% stake in PUBG’s parent business Bluehole. Paradoxically, the game is played more in India than in China as research studies by Quartz in 2018 revealed that 62% of the 1000 participants who are connected to this game are from India.
As per a current report, PUBG Mobile is among the most well-known video games throughout the world and is edging better to half-a-billion downloads. It has about 50 million active users who play the video game on a day-to-day basis. In fact, throughout the lockdown period in India, PUBG became the ‘most played game’ in the nation.
About 22 lakh people played the video game in May while the 2nd video game on the list is Minecraft which engaged a distant 8.2 lakh individuals. Some of the other popular games were Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft and Clash of Clans.
While the PUBG game was developed by a Korean game-maker, the mobile variation of the video game was developed by Tencent, a Chinese corporation. As far as the origins of the game go, it remains a Korean item. As far as the decision whether to boycott the video game or not, it remains a choice that the users have to handle a personal level.