How PUBG Is Changed In China


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75% off via the link below. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has always faced
trouble in the Chinese market – which is ironically also the game’s biggest playerbase. Censored Gaming has previous covered how the
Chinese version of the hit game has had various changes made to it, to try and make sure it
conforms to the Chinese governments strict policies for games released in the country. One of these changes being the removal of
all red blood and instead changing it to a bright green colour, with no way to change
it back. However, not even the changes that were made
to it were enough to fully satisfy the Chinese government. Whilst being released, the publishers were
unable to obtain the license needed in the country to be able to earn money from the
game. In recent months, there’s also been a huge
government crackdown on the way games are regulated in the country – leading to even
tighter restrictions. It seems that these factors contributed in
the decision to make even further changes to the game for the Chinese market and even
going as far as to release the Chinese version under a whole new name. You see, the publishers have now relaunched
the game in the Chinese market under the name “Game For Peace” and forced everybody to join
the new version. With the new version of the game, the creators
are finally able to earn money from the game but, aside from the name change, there are
many other alterations made to it. Whilst it resembles the version of the game
released everywhere else in the world, the game has been rebranded so that what was once
originally dozens of players fighting to be the last one alive is now a completely harmless
experience where nobody gets hurt. The Chinese version also makes sure to insert
various Chinese messages and themes in it, which is something that the government officials
like to see in media released in the country. One of the biggest changes made in China is
that now, instead of players dying, they simply stop what they are doing, lay out their belongings
on the floor for you to collect and give a peaceful wave of their hands. So, like mentioned, this is all to give the
impression that players aren’t fighting for real here and that it’s all a friendly game
where nobody gets hurt. This censorship is very reminiscent of early
German censorship, like in this footage captured by the YouTuber Vankash from an older versions
of CS:GO. Like the Chinese version of PlayerUnknown’s
Battlegrounds, players didn’t die in the German version, but instead put their hands in the
air in surrender. Another similar example, again from Germany
back when they used to be much stricter about games, is Half Life. As demonstrated in this footage captured by
the YouTuber drivethehive, here characters again didn’t die but instead sat down, looked
at the floor and repeatedly shuck their head. Another interesting aspect of the Chinese
version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is that it was developed whilst consulting with
the recruitment wing of the PLA Air Force. There are even messages in the game which
say it is “a tribute to the warriors who defend China’s air space”. A logo for the Air Force recruitment wing
is also displayed on the game’s loading screen. Things like this likely contributed greatly
to the Chinese government finally allowing the game to earn money in the country. And earn money it has. Some recent figures indicate that the title
has amassed a whooping 14 million dollars in just 72 hours. That’s surely a big change for the publishers,
who have previously earned zero money in the region in all of its over a year of being
released. What do you think about the Chinese version
of the game? As always, please let us know your thoughts
in the comments below and consider subscribing to see more videos on how media is changed
around the world. Until next time, thank you for watching.

100 comments

  1. i really hope everyone in china thinks this is retarded too.

    im just shocked there are people spending money on this. they are definitely part of the problem

  2. If anything would make kids think shooting each other is okay it would be a game that DOESN'T show blood and death. They should be exposed to it to know not to expect their friend next door will be fine after a shotgun blast to the cranium

  3. Things were honestly better when China just banned any non Chinese created content. Honestly its coming to a point I'm straight up refusing to back any product that bends the knee to Chinese censorship in any fashion.

  4. Okay, think of it this way. Imagine if all shooters went this way for "death" animations and made them "surrender" animations instead. It would have no affect on game play and people might start saying "I'll make you surrender" instead of " i'm going to kill you" when playing shooters. This sounds less violent and I think this is a nice change.

    All the propaganda and the name change of the game is B.S. and not needed In My Opinion.

  5. Chinas version of pubg sucks they take all the fun out if it. Pubg is not meant to be censored.

  6. Stopping what they’re doing to take a knee, place their former death drops down then wave to you as you collect their stuff instead of dying is hilarious.

  7. It just never stops.

    https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2019/05/20/video-games-a-unifying-force-for-the-world/

    Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Steam…

    NPC's just have to ruin everyone's fun.

  8. Reminds me of Xenosaga Episode 3 where the American side of the publisher wussed out and removed all instances of blood, except they kept the sound of blood splashing, people badly being impaled and even left a scene where a child was pushing blood back into someone's body, but made it completely invisible because "oh no blood is too disturbing for the west" or some bs like that.

  9. Honestly it is just matter of time before Chinese government does something that will go over the line for your average Chinese citizen or even a party sympathizer and they will fall eventually. But of course it would be way faster if western countries didnt monetary support their bullshit.

  10. you knows a censored version of a game that doesn't suck? Japans version of Left 4 Dead 2, they got a Stand up arcade machine with mouse and Wii-nunchuck like controller, changed all the characters to japanese anime esc characters https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/left4dead/images/d/df/Left-4-dead-survivors.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/400?cb=20140604120620 and included new stuff so it makes up for the toned down blood that I think is black.

  11. China will grow larger but, their brains will slowly become small and simple-minded by useless propaganda and pointless censorship. Because they supported COMMUNISM. I guess PUBG BumBum will not come back in Chinese Version of PUBG. It has a chinese dragon beast thing in Vikendi in the Chinese Version, but it was cool concept that a 4 player co-op beast raid was implemented in CN PUBG.

    We don't want a waterdowned, propaganda version of PUBG mobile. Well, FUCK THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. I HOPE AMERICA WILL DECLARE WAR ON CHINA BECAUSE HUAWEI LOST ALL RIGHTS FROM GOOGLE AND BANNED FROM THE USA.

    #JusticeForHuawei #5GHauwei

  12. Shout out to China gamers out there. You guys are the true MVPs. So much crap you guys go through even within the gaming industry. Idk if I would be a gamer if I had to go through the same stuff.

  13. The peaceful wave is almost like a freaking old CSS or 1.6 mod. That just absolutely hilarious and stupid. I can't imagine if I couldn't play a game that mentions death or let me kill people. What a shitshow of a country.

  14. Welcome to your corporatist future, remember its not your goverment therefore you have no right to complain.

  15. As the old saying goes, Money talks so Bullshit walks. In this regard I don't see the harm, its a childish game anyway. The issue would be if Chinese policy starts dictating how games are made everywhere else, like what they tried to do with R6S.

  16. CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS RUN BY RETARDS
    WHO ARE EVEN AFRAID OF THEIR OWN SHADOW.
    Prove me wrong.

  17. It's borderline parody now, it's strawman levels of changes to just mock the over sensitive form of censorship.

    Also, ironic such draconian levels of censorship towards voilence from a country that not only has capatial punishment, but even goes as far as to use mobile execution vans to keep up with demand.

  18. USA: Gamers aren't allowed to have sex and nudity in their games.
    Japan: Gamers aren't allowed to have intense violence and gore in their games.
    China: Gamers aren't allowed to have games.

  19. My friends often ask me why i dont like china despite being chinese. Well, we all know china fucking sucks. Not only in videogames censorship but in the press, movie,social media censorship in general.

  20. Chinese censorship of violent games, coming to a america near you in 202?.

    I'm thinking "something" about the chinese govt, you know what it is and it needs to happen now.

  21. You know it went really sucks when they neglected the Timi version of Pubg .wish it was the global version

  22. China definitely wins when it comes to censorship of games hands down.
    When I heard about these most recent round of changes I was surprised but not that much.

  23. ngl, enemies putting down their stuff and waving at you instead of dying sounds like it would make a fun novelty feature if you could toggle it

  24. Not a censorship moment but even if it's pointed in the footages, you forget to mention how, in the game, the danger zone which in the original is blue and health draining, is in Game for Peace, is orange and triggers a time-limit for instant "out of the game" when time reach zero.

  25. this coming from the country where I've literally seen police in Shanghai patrolling with shotguns in-hand during normal days. mmmhmm really made me feel peaceful.

  26. All the horrible oppresive censorship aside, but the players giving away their stuff and waving after defeat is wholesome and kind of meta.

  27. China: Remove blood and violence in your game. It is harmful to children.

    Also China: Add our propaganda.

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