PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds not socialist enough for China


The launch of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China has hit a brick wall in the past few days following a notice from the China Audio-Video Copyright Association stating that the game is too focused on blood and gore. As such it is unlikely to receive the required license to release officially in the country.

In the released statement, the copyright association declared that the game shared the same sensibility as ancient Rome’s gladiatorial combat and as such is “against our country’s core socialist values and the Chinese nation’s traditional cultural behaviors.”

While this move may block the official release of the game, it is unlikely that this will be the end of Chinese players enjoying the biggest game to release in 2017.