Tencent’s PUBG alternative Game for Peace has already earned millions.
A little over a week ago, we reported that the game PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, more popularly known as PUBG, has been banned in China for violating its strict rules on video game content. An alternative, called Game of Peace, was released – it’s basically the same Battle Royale-themed game, only with less blood and violence (players say goodbye when they die).
Many doubted Game of Peace, but the game turned out to be a massive success, grossing more than $14 million in its first 72 hours. It also became the top game at the Apple App Store in the country. Note that the game is free, and the amount it has amassed is all from in-app purchases.
The alternative was made by Tencent Holdings, which was also responsible for taking down PUBG to comply with government rules. But it looks like Game of Peace will still have the same success that PUBG did in the country.
Are you a fan of PUBG? Will you be willing to play an alternative title just in case it gets blocked in your country? Have your say in the comments below!