Are you ready to acknowledge the fact that the gaming world is now in all-out war? PUBG and Fortnite, both developed independently of one another, have been competing for dominance in the battle royale genre for the past year. While both games are markedly different, the core of their content is the same: dominating up to 100 enemies in a vast game map that is replete with weapons. Fortnite seemingly took the upper hand earlier this month when it was announced that the title would be coming to the mobile market. Well, PUBG wasn’t one to be outdone and the developers behind the hit game have already announced plans to bring their star title to mobile markets.
So, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to mobile gamers everywhere after the title had found success on the PC, making it one of the best selling games of all time in Steam history. PUBG mobile will hone in on the core gameplay elements that the console and PC versions of the title made so popular: 100 player battle royale game modes. The goal in Battle Royale is to outlast your opponent and the mayhem will be making its way to mobile in much the same fashion.
PUBG was developed for the mobile market in collaboration with a mobile gaming company named Tencent. Chen Jerry, the VP at Tencent, praised the work that had gone into PUBG. Jerry went on to say, “We are working hard to create an authentic PUBG mobile experience that players new and old will love.”
PUBG Mobile is hitting the mobile market with direct competition but the PUBG team already has a leg up on their competition. Whereas Fortnite is a free console game, the mobile version is on invite-only. PUBG is a paid experience on console/PC but the mobile version of the game will be available on iOS and Android platforms for free. PUBG will be able to immediately steer the market toward their brand of mobile battle royale.