The hugely successful PC online multiplayer shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to mobile.
According to Tencent-owned website qq.com, Chinese games publishing giant Tencent is working with the title's developer PUBG Corp to jointly produce the game.
The title is expected to take many of the gameplay elements of the PC version and translate them to mobile devices.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile is set to first launch in China. There was no mention of a release date or if and when the game would be launched in other markets.
So.... uh.....— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 27, 2017
Tencent will work with Bluehole to bring PUBG to mobile devices for the Mainland China market.
In addition to publishing the PC version, it looks like a mobile version is coming too.https://t.co/BFc8RSswVk pic.twitter.com/T8ehAgS18N
A deal with Tencent comes as the Chinese publisher agreed to publishing the PC version of the title in China.
Tencent has also been linked with an acquisition of developer Bluehole, which owns PUBG Corp.
To date, the PC version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold more than 21 million copies despite still being in Early Access.
In the absence of a mobile version of the title, there have been a rush of PUBG-like titles on mobile.
One of the most successful titles, NetEase's Rules of Survival, recently reached the App Store 10 top free games charts in the UK.