Tencent launched a new game ‘Game For Peace’ as an alternative to PUBG after the game was banned in China. The game has been dubbed as a replacement for PUBG in China.
MEGPlay16 May, 2019
Popular battleground game PUBG was banned by the Chinese government earlier this year.
Here are some similarities and differences between ‘Pubg’ and ‘Game for peace'.
1. Difference – The Game Title
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, or PUBG as it’s commonly known, includes the term ‘Battle’ in its title.
As per Chinese government policies, no game should influence any hint of violence amongst the citizens.
Hence, the game being retitled as ‘Game For Peace’ propagates a completely opposite idea for the same gameplay.
The experts in the country estimated that the Game For Peace can generate revenue worth half a billion dollars by the end of 2019 itself.
2. Similarity – Battleground and Achievements
Despite the change in the name of the game, the objective still remains the same.
The players board an aeroplane which flies over an island and the former are required to jump at their venue of choice.
Following that, the players need to collect the weapons and fight for their survival.
The game also has modes and achievement lists similar to PUBG.
Reports suggest that some of the players restored all of their unlocked achievements in PUBG when they logged in to play Game For Peace.
3. Difference – Other players vs terrorists
In PUBG, the island hosts 100 players in one match. The players then fight to survive until the last and get their hands on ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’.
However, in Game For Peace, the opponents are dubbed as terrorists. The players reflect the duty of the Chinese Air Force in keeping the terrorists off the map.
In addition, this is the only time when any aspect of this battleground game by Tencent has complied with a nation’s security policies.
The guidelines required games to promote nationalistic ideas amongst the citizens and combat against terrorists.
4. Similarity – Gameplay
Both PUBG and Game For Peace host striking similarities when it comes to their gameplay.
From similar weapons and collectables to similar vehicles and structures, there is a striking resemblance in the settings.
The respawning and recovering of health also works in a similar way.
Few of the features included in the lastest PUBG seasons can be seen in the first version of Game for Peace.
Interestingly, Game For Peace was developed by Korea-based publisher, was developed by Krafton who also developed PUBG. However, back then they were known as BlueHole.
Ever since the release of Game For Peace, Tencent has maintained that the two games are entirely different.
5. Difference – Bloodshed
In PUBG, every time a player is killed, the screen shows blood splattering with each shot.
However, in Game For Peace, there is no blood seen on the screen.
Instead, the players ‘wave goodbye’ before dying.
“When you shoot people, they don’t bleed, and the dead get up and wave goodbye!”. - Post from Weibo
The players are also interpreted as the “blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace”.
Thus, Game For Peace is far more patriotic (evidently) in its message when compared to PUBG.