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Exploring the origin of PUBG Mobile Lite

  • In this article, we talk about the origin of PUBG Mobile Lite.
  • The game has over 100 million downloads on Google Play Store.
Modified 01 Jul 2020, 16:30 IST
Origin of PUBG Mobile Lite
Origin of PUBG Mobile Lite

PUBG Mobile Lite has attained mass popularity since its release about a year ago, and 25th July will mark the first anniversary of the game. It is quite popular among the Indian audience, with one of the reasons being the lower hardware or device requirements. As is common knowledge, it is the lightened version of PUBG Mobile.

PUBG Mobile Lite has now crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. However, many players do not know the origin of this game. In this article, we will look at the same.

Origin of PUBG Mobile Lite

In an interview with Polygon, the director at Tencent, Rick Li, stated:

“The reaction from players to PUBG pushed us to develop the game quickly. A lot of users in China don’t have access to PC or consoles, but they still want to play games.”

This led to the creation of the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile.

After the launch of PUBG Mobile across the world, the game received an astonishing and prolific response. It gained a good player base and presence in a short period. It was developed to cater to the smartphone audiences who couldn't play the on PC, but still wanted to enjoy the PUBG Mobile experience.

Hence, PUBG Mobile Lite was released, roughly one week after its beta launch, and it was the toned-down version of PUBG Mobile.


There were several changes made to the game, so that it could run even on lower-end devices. The map size and number of players were reduced, and graphics were also tweaked to suit said requirements.

PUBG Mobile Lite has Proxima Beta Pte (Singaporean company) as the publishers and Lighthouse Studios (Chinese organisation) as the developers. Irishman Brendan Greene is the founder, while Krafton Game Union (American company) are the game's rights holders.

Hence, we can say that PUBG Mobile Lite is an international title, as it has investors from across the globe, and the revenues go to Proxima Beta Pte.

Published 01 Jul 2020, 11:03 IST
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