So Tencent is making not one, but two PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds games in China, both for Mobile. The first of them, we already posted here and the game will be called PUBG: Army Assault. The second is what you can see in the trailer below and will be called PUBG Battlefield.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo-Uo46AzvI
The curious thing is that at the end of the trailer, there is a link to a website. However, this site only contains information about the PC version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and that's where the confusion begins. On that site there's a download page for an app, a companion app for the PC version, called iPUBG, and a lot of people thought this was the game. At this point, Tencent even removed the app that was on pubg.qq.com because of the confusion generated.
PUBG: Army Attack is being developed by Timi Studio while PUBG: Battlefield is being developed by another team and another studio, Lightspeed & Quantum Studios. Both are being developed in Unreal Engine 4 and both in partnership with Bluehole, the producer of the original PC version.
Officially, representatives of Tencent games refuse to say how this game is different from PUBG: Army Attack, only acknowledging that both games are still in development and it's not an appropriate time to discuss this matter. However, it was mentioned that one of PUB's mobile games will be "original", while the other "official". I know, it's getting confusing, but Tencent Games has promised that both titles will be "high quality" products created using Unreal Engine 4. Looks like Tencent is going into a frenzy over PUBG!
What a mess huh!
[originally published December 1, 2017]