Tencent and PUBG Corp. have this week announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is coming to mobile, bringing its fast-paced battle royale game to Android and iOS.
Following Tencent’s launch of the game in China, it comes as no surprise that PUBG Corp. is also bringing the mobile version of PUBG to mobile. This news comes off the back of the first Alpha of Fortnite‘s foray onto mobile which was announced last week.
Where PUBG’s mobile release differs from Fortnite’s is that it’s available to players now both on iOS and Android in “many regions across the world”.
“We chose to work with Tencent and their development studios because of their long-running history of high-quality mobile games and the level of love and support they put into their titles,” said Chang Han Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp.
The Android beta test has been well under way since March 15 followed by an iOS beta test on March 16. Due to the sheer amount of positive feedback, they decided to launch the game outright.
“We are very excited to launch PUBG Mobile on iOS and Android internationally,” said Chen Jerry, Corporate Vice President of Tencent & President of Lightspeed & Quantum Studios Group. “We are working hard to create an authentic PUBG mobile experience that players new and old will love. A lot of went into controls and optimization to give players a smooth and intuitive experience.”
As you can expect, the game offers the same great gameplay found on the PC and Xbox versions of the game but on a much smaller scale, and with on-screen controls, and much lower visuals than even the Xbox One edition of the game.