Tencent will distribute PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China "with socialist values"

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The introduction of a dedicated Chinese server and the news that Tencent will assist Bluehole and PUBG Corp in banning cheaters is good news for everyone.

Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY, OTCPK:TCTZF) will bring its Playerunknown's Battleground (PUBG) video game to China but with edits to satisfy the local government, according to Reuters.

The exact form these changes will take isn't entirely clear yet, but Tencent adds that the Chinese PUBG will include "healthy, positive cultural and value guidance, especially for underage users".

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Unfortunately this means there is no more Murderland or Kill Box, but instead Santa Domingo, El Pozo and other poorly-translated spanish names.

If PUBG was to launch officially, Bluehole would need to partner with a Chinese publisher and submit the game to the SAPPRFT for a license.

Tencent, which recently outstripped Facebook Inc in market value, said it had won the exclusive rights to the game in China, and that it would modify the game in order to meet the requirements of China's regulators and censors. When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was published in China through Perfect World earlier this year, they had to change the colour of the game's blood from red to black.

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