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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' comes to mobile

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' comes to mobile PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' comes to mobile
Sherri Watson | 16 March, 2018, 18:55

Not long ago, Bluehole Studio finally revealed the long-awaited 2018 Road Map for the battle royale title, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, giving fans of the game new maps, an emote system, new cosmetics, and much more to look forward to this year.

The game, which was developed by Lightspeed and Quantum Studio and published by Chinese company Tencent, is now available to download in the Canadian Google Play Store.

In a bid to counter the rising popularity of Fortnite - not to mention the imminent release of Fortnite Mobile - PUBG Mobile has been released in Canada.

It has been a bit of time since Tencent, the giant company behind WeChat and which bought up the rights to publish the mega-popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (or, as it is lovingly known, PUBG) on mobile devices, announced the title would be launching outside of China.

The news was confirmed this morning on PUBG Mobile's official Facebook page.

The game's soft launch in the West could mean that a USA release is not far away, but no release date has been revealed.

News of PUBG Mobile heading to the west shortly follows on from Epic Games' announcement that Fortnite Battle Royale will also be heading to mobile.

The mobile port is set to utilize Unreal Engine 4 to make the experience comparable to that of the PC version.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game become available on 12 June in the Americas and on 14 June globally.

Controls, which are handled by an on-screen joystick and buttons, were a little finicky given the size of the display, but overall my early impressions of the game are positive. PUBG Mobile is now available to download in the Google Play Store in Canada. It's unclear if PUBG Mobile is also coming to iOS at some point in the future.