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PS4 Spotted in PUBG Promotional Video Sparks Rumors of PlayStation Release

Published: 22/Aug/2018 17:09 Updated: 22/Aug/2018 18:24

by Calum Patterson

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Rumors of PUBG’s potential release on PlayStation 4 have been given a major boost – ironically because of a promotional video made by Xbox.

PUBG, originally a PC only battle royale game, was ported to the Xbox earlier in 2018, and is now in version 1.0, essentially meaning it is now ‘finished’ and up to speed with the PC version.

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In celebration of PUBG 1.0 on Xbox, Microsoft sent their very own ‘Major Nelson’ out to PUBG Corp’s studios in Seoul, Korea, to have a look around and recap the ‘journey of PUBG’.

However, one aspect of the video stuck out to many viewers, and it had absolutely nothing to do with Xbox. Instead, PS4 Pro’s spotted on the desks of game designers caught everyone’s attention.

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On top of this, the completion of PUBG on Xbox, now no longer in ‘early access’, itself has lead to speculation that the PS4 release is around the corner.

Both PUBG Corp and creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene have been noticeably careful never to rule out a PS4 release for PUBG. In a recent video, Greene said: 

“Right now we’re focusing on PUBG, and getting Xbox out to 1.0. That’s all I can really say.”

It is extremely unlikely that the PS4’s spotted in the video were deliberately placed as a teaser of some kind, because the video is from Xbox, posted on the official Xbox YouTube channel.

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Of course, it is possible that these PS4 Pros are just there for research or for developers to kick their feet up with sometimes when they want to get away from PUBG.

But coupled with the Xbox version reaching 1.0, and the official Xbox cover art stating “Console Launch Exclusive” (rather than simply Xbox Exclusive), makes it seem inevitable that a PlayStation release is coming.

You can watch the full video from Xbox below.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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