It seems that battle royale on the go is the growing trend these days as the mobile versions of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, developed by Tencent Games, and PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield, previously released in China, are now available for Android devices in Canada.
The mobile version of PUBG for Android devices was soft-launched in Canada this week. You can now download the mobile game from Canada’s Google Store, which requires an Android device running on Android 5.1.1 or above, and have at least 2GB of RAM.
Players who were able to test the game, have said that PUBG for mobile devices is mostly faithful to its PC and Xbox One counterparts. The mobile game features the original map, and the only difference is that the the mobile version is significantly inferior in the graphics department, which is understandable given the platform it’s in.
PUBG’s fiercest competitor, Fortnite, is also slated to be released on mobile devices as well. In fact, PUBG Mobile was released on Canada at the same time Fortnite: Battle Royale was released in iOS devices, as a preview.
During their announcement, Fortnite developer Epic Games gave their insights on the direction of games in the future:
“We believe this is the future of games. The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.”
As battle royale games are starting to expand to mobile devices, will players transition from PC or console to mobile devices? Share your thoughts in the comments below.