PUBG Hits iOS And Android In China, Fans Love Regional Trailer

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PUBG fans finally got their first look at the highly anticipated mobile ports of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds , thanks to new gameplay footage from Chinese gamers involved in Tencent’s ongoing testing. PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield and PUBG: Army Attack seem pretty similar to the PC version, despite tweaks to appeal to more specific audiences. Now we’re left wondering if one (or both) of Battlegrounds’ mobile ports would be viable in North America too.

There are noticeable differences between “vanilla” PUBG, Exhilarating Battlefield and Army Attack . Most people probably don’t need to be told the mobile versions look worse than their desktop counterpart; however, EB and AA both look great in their own right. Battlefield is the closest to a straightforward Battlegrounds port and Attack introduces changes to make PUBG feel more like an arcade shooter. Both versions reduce environmental detail, like the missing picnic tables on Erangel’s starter island, but still seem to include dynamic climbing and other important features from the PC build. The UI has also been optimized for smaller screens. YouTube user Allstars Production uploaded footage of Exhilarating Battlefield and Army Attack, both set to Ultra Graphics mode, running on an iPhone X.

A new Battlegrounds trailer making the rounds in Chinese media also found support on foreign social networks. The live-action clip does an excellent job of capturing the chaos, tragedy and triumph of the average PUBG match, from getting the drop on a player while they creep up on a target to being shot at close range while crossing a field you would’ve sworn was empty. The new clip also pours a little salt in an old wound if you’re one of many still holding out hope for a proper combat roll.

To see what all the fuss is about, take a few minutes to watch the new PUBG trailer being shown in China. Then head down to the comments and let us know if you think a similar ad, and/or a pair of localized mobile ports, would help grow the North American audience.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on Xbox One and PC. A PS4 port is still expected; however, there’s no timeline for its debut.

Be sure to check back with Player.One and follow Scott on Twitter for more PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds news in 2018 and as long as PUBG Corp. supports PUBG in the years ahead.

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