NetEase's battle royale Knives Out is coming to PC

NetEase's battle royale Knives Out is coming to PC

A brand new company is entering the battle royale fray on PC.

Chinese giant NetEast is bringing its mobile last-man-standing title Knives Out to PC following its launch on smart phones last year.

The battle royale game was released in beta form in November 3rd, launching fully on December 14th. The title didn't waste much time, gathering more than 100m downloads in a month. It now boasts 200m players.

The announcement claims the game has been tweaked for PC, with the firm saying that it that Knives Out requires lower technical overheads, which is certainly enticing for gamers who can't afford a considerable rig to play PUBG or Fortnite.

There are going to be separate servers for PC and mobile players due to the fact that those on smart phones will be at a considerable disadvantage against glorious PC master race players. Just fight us, you cowards.

In addition, to the PC version, there's a brand new map coming to the game with more details to follow.

This is one of many battle royale games that NetEase has made, having also released the Fortnite competitor FortCraft as well as Rules of Survival.

This new sector is hotly contested, with Chinese rival Tencent already having its fingers in the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite pies thanks to a publishing deal with PUBG Corp and its stake in engine firm and game deveoper Epic.

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