Gameplay of a mobile Chinese PUBG clone has surfaced, and it actually looks pretty fun

It's like PUBG, but on your phone, and only in China.

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It seemed inevitable that the great success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would eventually spur a surge in the battle royale genre.

The first to really capitalize on the mode’s popularity was Fortnite: Battle Royale, but today we have some new footage of a more blatant PUBG clone that has been released in China.

News of the game originally released back in August, but for the first time, we can watch it in action thanks to a post on the PUBG subreddit. The similarities are apparent from the very beginning.

Watch the video above as players wait in a lobby, then parachute into a destination from a plane, and begin picking up things like guns and ammunition. Players shoot each other and get downed-but-not-out, can drive motorcycles, and then loot care packages that drop from airplanes that fly overhead.

The game’s original inventory screen, complete with PUBG assets

Players are also shown healing themselves and reviving teammates before they flee from a shrinking blue circle of death. Does any of this sound familiar?

The images that were initially released in August showed what looked like assets that were ripped directly from PUBG, including the same images for multiple inventory items. At least now it looks like the artwork is somewhat original, if the game mode isn’t.

Oh yeah, and for some reason, the game has an official license for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a movie that released in 1991. Regardless, the gameplay actually looks pretty crisp for a mobile title.

Is this the future? Can we hope to be earning chicken dinners on our phone one day soon? We can hope.