Selling video game to adopt 'socialist core values'

Selling video game to adopt 'socialist core values'

Selling video game to adopt 'socialist core values'

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, South Korea's PUBG Corp. and Chinese mega-company Tencent have signed a publishing agreement.

The popularity of PLAYERUNKNOWN's Battlegrounds has been well documented, with the game having sold over 20,000,000 copies despite being in early access.

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is bringing "Playerunknown's Battleground", the world's hottest video game, to China, but with a twist.

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"PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game and is enjoyed by users all over the world", Tencent senior vice president Steven Ma said.

"We will localize and operate the game by catering to the preferences of Chinese gamers", noted Tencent Senior Vice President Steven Ma. The gory, battle royale-style game will get a socialist makeover to meet stringent Chinese rules. Its free mobile games called "Terminator 2" and "Wilderness" are two of the most popular mobile titles in China, and they heavily feature red banners and Chinese government slogans. In a report last week, the paper shared a screenshot of a waiting screen accompanied by the phrase, "Strengthen the sense of mission, strive for peacekeeping vanguard!" In addition to striving for massive military reforms and economic expansion, his teachings have caught on as a unique school of thought putting him on the path to becoming potentially as influential as communist founder Mao Zedong.

According to the company, several changes will be made to highlight the spirit of teamwork and competition in the game, ensuring it aligns with "Chinese traditional culture and moral rules".

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