Published: Tue, November 28, 2017
Technology | By Christopher Mann

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may require up to 30GB on Xbox One

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may require up to 30GB on Xbox One

With Battle Royale being the next big thing in multiplayer gaming, it's no surprise to see Call of Duty jumping on the bandwagon. Until now, however, it had yet to penetrate a particularly fruitful corner of the market that western video game fans might not think about very much.

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Yesterday (Nov. 27), Chinese tech company Tencent announced (link in Chinese) that it will co-develop an official mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) through a partnership with the game's South Korean developer Bluehole. According to the details uncovered, the game will require the Xbox One to have up to 30GB of storage free.

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Tencent said PUBG's mobile version will retain the "core gameplay" of the original PC title, but it will also strictly abide by "relevant policies and regulations", just like the PC version does in China.

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The major difference in this version of the game is that it can only handle 18 players on one map. This could always change, but at least this is a pretty good preliminary indication of what you might expect come the day the game is released. Tencent, in particular, is a heavy contributor to this market growth with games like the absurdly popular Honour of Kings, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch as Arena of Valor soon. Due to the sheer number of players, "PUBG" is facing a tall task of weeding the game of gamers who use third party applications that enable them to have unfair advantages during games. Players will be able to utilize paragliders to get around and pick their starting spot, from where they'll scavenge guns, clothing and armor as in other battle royale games.

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