PUBG Removed From China, Replaced With Hilarious Clone – Kotaku

Having tried for months to get approval to release (and more importantly, monetise)PUBGin China, publisher Tencent has had enough and pulled the game, replacing it with something that looksverysimilar.

AsReutersreports, the new game is calledGame For Peace, which “pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace”, aka the Chinese Air Force. If you were expecting a solemn homage to the country’s military, though, you are in for a surprise.

Here’s whatGame For Peacelooks like in action:

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That…certainly looks familiar. And I hope you stuck around long enough to notice the “paintball” effects when shooting, and that opponents don’t die, they just wave gently at you before fading out.

Game For Peaceis so similar toPUBG, in fact, that players noticed after the change that they retained the same level they’d previously held, and some even “found themselves at a place in the game that strongly resembled the place they left off in PUBG, complete with PUBG gaming history.”

Despite this, Tencent claims the game was developed in-house, and that “they are very different genres of games”.

The big difference from the publishing side of things is thatGame For Peace, unlikePUBG, has “regulatory approval to generate revenue”.

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