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Is PUBG Really a Chinese App, Take a Look at The Origin of PUBG

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In India PUBG has a huge fan base amongst online game players. According to a report, India has 30 milion active players monthly and around 13 million daily active players.

Recently, after a outrage on TikTok vs Youtube and China-India border faceoff, Sonam Wangchuck a famous Engineer, innovator from Laddakh (3 Idiots movie was inspired by him) called to boycott Chinese products. After the statement many people are confused for PUBG, wether it is a Chinese product or not.

Now it’s time to take a look at PUBG, it’s origin and how it becomes one of the most popular and most earning game of all times.

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PUBG was developed and published by PUBG corporation which is a daughter company of video game company Bluehole Studio which is situated in South Korea. It is inspired by a japanese movie named Battle Royal in 2000s.

It’s design and concept was led by Brenden Greene also known as ‘PlayerUnknown’ name on social platform, he had previously developed ARMA 2 mod DayZ: Battle Royal. Brenden Greene led Bluehole as creative director since PUBG was launched.

PUBG Mobile

Coming on to PUBG mobile, in early 2017 PUBG Corporation announced a deal with Tencent Games, a Chinese publisher with stakes in big companies like Activision, Ubisoft, and EA. Tencent Games would publish and port PUBG for mobile phones with help from LightSpeed & Quantum Studio, an internal developer division.

Hence when a player starts the PUBG mobile game, the players first see the Tencent Logo and then the PUBG Corporation logo. Tencent Games also bought a 10% stake in Bluehole, in mid-2018. It is reported that the Tencent Games earned 1.3$ billion from PUBG Mobile in 2019.

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