Two new PUBG Mobile games have been released this week, and are free to download on the App Store.
The only catch? The new PUBG games are currently only available in China.
Both titles have been released through gaming titan Tencent, who are also handling the base PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game in China.
As you might expect, these new games are region exclusive to China, probably putting it out of the hands of the majority of PUBG fans.
Developed by Timi, both mobile games provide differing gameplay options, one focused on the more traditional Battle Royale format, with the other offering a more arcade experience.
There’s no news on whether this could get a worldwide release, other mainstream games have looked to offer mobile experiences in the past.
Titles such as Fallout 4 and Final Fantasy 15 have had tie-in mobile games that have not dented the success of the main product.
It would seem certain that this wouldn’t happen with PUBG either, however, creating a free-to-play alternative might not be high on Bluehole Inc’s to-do list.
The new PUBG mobile games are still in the early access phase and should therefore change in the coming months.
From the first footage released, it appears that PUBG on mobile is suffering from significant frame rate issues.
The question of controls will also be a concern for players, with PUBG on mobile using a joystick movement control structure right now.
The base PC game recently saw a big anti cheat announcement, aimed as making PUBG a fairer experience.
Bluehole Inc. have already banned a significant amount of players, with more measure being brought in place to combat cheaters.
“We deeply sympathize with the inconvenience that our players are experiencing due to cheat programs and we are doing our best to fight those who create, distribute and use cheats,” a message from Bluehole Inc. reads.
“Our top goal is to create an environment that facilitates smooth and unhindered enjoyment of all the aspects of PUBG.
“To this end, we have established a dedicated team to focus on combating cheat programs and since our launch on early access we have been committed to detecting and preventing such programs.
“As part of that effort, we have developed a new anti-cheat solution internally. We will be introducing an early version of the solution on our live servers next week (this is the solution that is currently being tested on our test servers).
“This solution will complement the systems that have been developed and implemented already. Its main focus for now is blocking unauthorized programs but it will be further developed to broaden the scope of its abilities.
“This feature will also block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way.
“What these programs have in common is that they all hook into our game and transform game files. Programs that are not used to gain an unfair advantage can also be blocked if they behave like cheats.
Some programs that do not affect gameplay may be blocked temporarily as we hone the new anti-cheat features.”