China has chose to allow a violent multiplayer shoot-em-up game that's become the world's top-selling title into the country, but only after messages were added to reflect the country's socialist ideology. As translated by Reuters (and grabbed by Polygon), the game will in fact be modified to take "socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules" into consideration.
According to the company, before the game even hits any stores in the country, several (yet subtle) changes will be made to the notable battle royale shooter, due to the country's tight restrictions on what kind of media their citizen's purchase. Chinese tech giant Tencent promised to add "socialist core values" to the game in order to bypass the country's strict censors. Just this year Tencent, known for publishing popular mobile games like Honour of Kings, saw its market value rise to $520 billion Dollars, making it the first Chinese company to crack $500 billion. "We will also offer a different, fun experience on PC". Its free mobile games called "Terminator 2" and "Wilderness" are two of the most popular mobile titles in China, and they heavily feature red banners and Chinese government slogans.
PUBG, a multiplayer last-man-standing survival game, has sold 20m copies since its March release.