PUBG Mobile: Is It Really A Chinese Owned Mobile Game? The Answer is NO
PUBG is developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which was previously known as Ginno Games. It is an internal game studio of Bluehole Studio, which is now a subsidiary of the Krafton Game Union. The Krafton Game Union is based in Bundang-gu, Seongnam, South Korea and its subsidiaries apart from Bluehole Studio also include PUBG Corporation, Pnix, En Masse Studio which is Krafton’s North American publishing arm, Delusion Studio which developed the popular game Castle Bum and Red Sahara Studio which is currently believed to be working on mobile game based on Tera.
Now for the Chinese influence. At this time, Chinese tech giant Tencent has a 1.5% stake in Bluehole Studio, though there are persistent reports that Tencent wants to increase the stake in the game developer. That is not all. PUBG as a game was banned in China back in 2017. Tencent Games, a part of Tencent Holdings, got into an agreement with the game developers to release the game in China, as a mobile version. And thus, started the development of PUBG Mobile as we now know it, which was eventually released globally in 2018. And that is also why you see the Tencent logo quite prominent when the PUBG Mobile game loads on your phone. Which is why it is quite easy to confuse PUBG Mobile or PUBG as a Chinese owned game. ........Read more