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Tencent could yet acquire Bluehole

Talk of Chinese gaming giant Tencent acquiring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is once again doing the rounds. The Korea Times reports that Bluehole previously rejected an acquisition offer prior to the PUBG explosion. However, as Bluehole’s value continues to soar, sources have indicated that shareholders may now be veering back …

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KSV Esports expands into PUBG, signing two players

Former Overwatch pros Kim ‘EscA’ In-jae and Lee ‘Leetaejun’ Tae Jun have been signed by KSV Esports to form the organisation’s first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team. EscA has twice won the OGN Apex with Lunatic-Hai. However, having chosen not to move to the US to compete in the Overwatch League, he …

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Now PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits 20m

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has joined Fortnite in the 20m sales club. Creator Brendan Greene’s tweet dropped in the fact that the game hit the milestone at the weekend, just to be sure we all know that it wasn’t beaten to the punch by Epic’s Fortnite, which also hit 20m this weekend. …

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Fortnite hits 20m players

Epic shooter Fortnite has reached another milestone, passing the 20m registered players mark. The success has been spurred by the release of the free-to-play Battle Royale mode, which is available on PC and console. This total pushes it just ahead of high-profile rival PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, whose owner numbers are hovering …

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Fortnite: Battle Royale passes 800k concurrent players

Epic’s latest hit still appears to be growing. As confirmed by the game’s Twitter account, Fortnite: Battle Royale recently hit 811,000 concurrent players. The popularity led to some server problems, but Epic has said that its working on ironing them out. Last month Epic had reported a CCU record of …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could be banned in China

Breakout hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could face losing access to its biggest market. Bloomberg reports that the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association has declared that PUBG is “too bloody and violent” for sale in the country, “deviates from the values of socialism” and is “deemed harmful to young consumers”. The …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits Xbox and leaves PC Early Access next month

2017’s biggest hit will be arriving on Xbox One on December 12th. As it did on PC, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will launch as an Early Access title via the Xbox Game Preview program. The Xbox version will arrive with vaulting enabled – a feature that is due to hit the PUBG …

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Fortnite’s battle royale mode hits 10m players in two weeks

Epic Games has announced that its controversial Battle Royale mode for Fortnite has already hit 10m players in just two weeks. The game also peaked at 525,000 concurrent players on Monday, with 3.7m active users on that day alone.  To celebrate the milestone, Epic released an infographic, detailing (among other facts) …

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Battlegrounds gets review bombed over Chinese in-game VPN ads

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the hottest game around right now, selling around 1m copies a month, and just last week hitting 1.5m concurrent users, a peak that is now the new normal for the game as it climbs towards an even higher player cap. In fact, it’s doing so well that …

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Bluehole confirms Tencent interest as reports suggest stake has already been acquired

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has confirmed that it is indeed in discussions with Chinese gaming giant Tencent about a possible equity acquisition. Bluehole last month denied reports that Tencent had already invested in it, telling Games Industry that such reports were “not accurate”. However, speaking to Bloomberg, Bluehole co-founder and …

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