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PUBG PS4 gameplay video leaked ahead of release

Published: 5/Dec/2018 4:23

by Paul Cot

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Despite the PUBG PS4 announcement occurring nearly a month ago, there hasn’t been any PUBG PS4 gameplay released. Until now…

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Even with just two days to the release of PUBG on the PS4, Sony and Bluehole remain coy when it comes to PUBG PS4 gameplay footage. However, one gamer found the game on a local listing online which turned out to be legitimate!

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PUBG PS4 Gameplay Video

Surprisingly after popping the disk into the PS4, and after a 33GB download, the game is already working. Interestingly, this is significantly more than the PUBG Xbox download size which is 14.5GB.

Moreover, you can actually play online! Well, sort of. Lobbies are available but given the release date is still two days away, there are no players in them! This does mean you can enter the pre-lobby though and get a feel for the game. The below video comes from Redditor u/Tastes-Jammy.

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In truth, not a lot can be ascertained from the video. The menu is the same as Xbox. When entering “spawn island” the textures take a second to load in. This may seem slow but if the textures load this quickly across all the maps then this is an improvement on Xbox.

We can then see Erangel from the plane before the game finishes giving out the chicken dinner. The video footage was recorded on the PS4 Pro and is described as a solid 30 FPS.

The Real Test Is yet to Come

Roaming the map without any other players and being in the plane by yourself isn’t exactly testing the PS4’s capabilities. The real test will come when there 100 players in the game with close quarter gun fights.

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Nevertheless, it is an encouraging start. Console gamers will be cautiously optimistic the game releases with a solid frame rate and that the early input lag that plagued the Xbox is a thing of the past.

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For those interested here is the PS4 cover art, front and back.

The front and back cover for PUBG on the PS4. Image from: u/Tastes-Jammy

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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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