Yesterday, we reported on Tencent’s announcement it will be publishing an official mobile port of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that will only be available in China. Well, you can take that mobile port and double it, as Tencent apparently has two separate versions of the game in development.
First, there’s the Battlefield version, which is under development at Lightspeed and Quantum Studio Group, an internal Tencent Studio. Battlefield seems to be your standard PUBG battle royale experience, save for the blood sprays, which are green in the trailer.
The other version, Army Attack, adds new vehicles, like helicopters and destroyer-class battleships, to the fold. Army Attack seems to be a faster-paced, more team-oriented, arcade-y take on the PUBG formula, but unlike Battlefield‘s trailer, Army Attack‘s trailer doesn’t seem to show off any real gameplay, opting for a more cinematic approach. It’s kind of hard to tell exactly how Army Attack, which is under development at Tencent-owned Timi Studio, will actually play. It definitely looks like it will mix up the formula a bit, though.
Both versions are being developed using Unreal Engine 4.
Unfortunately for American players, as previously stated, these two mobile ports will only be available in China when they’re released, at least for now. Tencent still hasn’t announced an official launch date for either ports.
What’s really interesting about both these trailers is that, besides the green blood, Tencent doesn’t seem to be making that many changes to the formula that are supposedly helping it avoid a ban from the Chinese government, at least in the Battlefield version.
If you don’t live in China, you can at least still play the original PC version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which will be revealing its new Desert Map during the upcoming Game Awards Show. Or you can play the Xbox One version when it launches on December 12th.