PUBG Mobile which is one of the very famous current battle royale titles was unapproved by the Chinese government and thus has been shut down in China. However, the multiplayer title which is owned by China’s Tencent is being replaced by something extremely similar called Game For Peace.
As reported by Reuters, this is a tactical shooter game which is approved by the Chinese government and has less blood and gore and more of a patriotic theme to it. Players of PUBG mobile have also reported their progress data being carried over intact when they booted the new Game For Peace. This means that current PUBG Mobile players will simply not be affected by the move as they will move over to the new title. Analysts estimate that PUBG Mobile had 70 million daily active players in China before this move.
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PUBG Mobile has also been in the spotlight for the wrong reason in neighbouring India in the past few months. A couple of states have sought to ban the game saying that it affects teens and their studies. A number of suicide incidents have also taken place in connection with the game and this has painted a bad picture for the wildly famous multiplayer title.