“Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG), the immensely popular multiplayer online video game, will soon be available in China — with some tweaks incorporating “socialist values.”
South Korean game developer PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of its parent company Bluehole Inc., has reportedly signed a publishing agreement with Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent to officially bring the game into the Chinese games market. Previously, the game had been banned from the country, as it “deviated” from core socialist values; now, the title has found favor with Chinese censors, as long as certain changes to the battle royale-style game have been agreed upon by both parties take place, Reuters reports.
A Korean congressman had to bring a golden frying pan to an assembly just to get his point across during a discussion about the rapid success of the multiplayer online video game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG).
Congressman Dong Sub Lee recently requested the popular shooting game be given solid foundation by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism so that the country could benefit more from such instances.