Tencent has on late Tuesday shut down its hit mobile title “PUBG Mobile” in China, replacing it with an anti-terrorist themed game named “Heping Jingying,” or “Game for Peace.”

Initially, users who logged into “PUBG Mobile” after 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday would receive a pop-up notification telling them that the game’s server is under maintenance, and that they need to update the game.

Hours later, the message changed to an announcement about the open beta of “Game for Peace,” a game that Tencent has kept secret until its approval by the State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP) in early April.

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Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com