PUBG‘s mobile version launched in China this month. To support the release, launch partner Tencent put out a live-action trailer–and it looks pretty great.
It follows the narrative of the game, beginning with characters parachuting out of an airplane as they prepare to fight to the death on the ground. The characters are shown doing all manner of PUBG things such as scavenging for equipment and working alone and together (Solo vs. Squads). We also get a glimpse of PUBG’s famous frying pan and its bullet-stopping power, as well as a character gloating about a takedown before himself getting mowed down. Here’s the trailer, as posted on YouTube by Soy Effectiivez (via USGamer).
As others have pointed out, this live-action trailer shows off what a PUBG movie could look like. Last month, the CEO of PUBG developer PUBG Corp, Chang Han Kim, said in an interview that the studio sees the game as being a “universal media franchise,” with movies and TV shows extending the brand beyond a game alone.
“We want to take part in diverse industries including Esports, movies, drama, cartoons, animation, and more,” Kim said at the time. “In fact, we received a couple of love calls from a number of developers in Hollywood and Netflix. Our dream is to build a new game-based culture through various ways like this, and have the lead of that culture.”
Gamers in China can download PUBG right now for mobile devices. Check out the gameplay video below to get an idea about what the game looks like and how it plays. As of yet, there is no word on if PUBG mobile will be released in Western markets.
For more on PUBG, check out GameSpot’s new video feature that compares PUBG and Fortnite: Battle Royale.
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Author: Eddie Makuch
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