Chinese tech giant Tencent announced last week it had won the exclusive rights to publish and distribute PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. Now, wasting no time with the hot commodity, it has announced plans to port the game to mobile platforms in China.

Tencent will co-develop an official mobile version of PUBG alongside its South Korean developer Bluehole.

According to Tencent's announcement (via Engadget), the mobile port of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will stay faithful to the PC version, keeping the same core elements and gameplay methods while also complying with local content regulations.

We know very little about the mobile version of Steam's most popular game except it will release in China first and development is making "very good progress". There is no official word on whether the mobile port will eventually be released globally, but it feels likely.

Since its release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has spawned a multitude of copy-cats, including on mobile, some of which are pretty decent -so it will be interesting to see how the official game transfers and whether it will be well-received by players.

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