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Tencent Assists Chinese Police in Arresting 120 Cheat Software Developers

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jan 16, 2018  | Comments

Tencent Assists Chinese Police in Arresting 120 Cheat Software Developers - MMORPG.com

According to Bloomberg, Chinese police had a helping hand in the arrest of 120 cheat software developers creating programs for use in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. This is before the game even launches in China too! Over thirty documented cases were handed over to police that led to the arrests. 

The programs in development included ones that would provide advantages to users such as providing x-ray vision or auto-targeting.

Tencent and game developer Bluehole Inc. have a lot riding on cleaning things up for China, which accounted for more than half the game’s 27 million users, according to online tracker Steam Spy. It’s also the biggest source of cheat software, undermining a Battle Royale-style phenom that shattered gaming records in 2017 and surpassed best-sellers like Grand Theft Auto V. The proliferation of shenanigans threatens to drive away first-time users vital to its longer-term growth.

With Tencent, the world's largest game publisher, on its side, PUBG Corp may finally get an upper hand on the reported rampant cheating going on in the game, ultimately what will make or break the game over the long haul. 

Read more at the links above.

Via VG24/7

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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