“PUBG Corporation will acquire all its publishing responsibility in India from Tencent Games,” PUBG Corp wrote on its website. They also said, “The company is looking to find ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future. PUBG is committed to maintaining a local and healthy gameplay environment for its fans”.
A statement said the mobile game was banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. This decision is a step towards securing Indian cyberspace, and ensuring sovereignty.
Last Wednesday, September 2, the Indian government banned 118 Chinese apps, including PUBG mobile. After that, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were removed from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. However, PUBG is still playing from PC or console.
The Indian government only offers mobile versions of the game, which is owned by Tencent. PUBG Corporation has issued a statement saying that they are taking all the responsibility of PUBG Mobile in India from Tencent Games.
As a result, the South Korean company PUBG Corporation will be in charge of everything in PUBG Mobile in India. They hope that this will allow the Indian government to allow PUBG Mobile to play like PUBG PC version.
No app ban notifications have been received for the game yet. But in a few days, the server access of both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite games will be blocked for sure.
Following the ban, the government said the 118 mobile apps were “harmful to India’s sovereignty and integrity, India’s defense, state security and public order.” The Indian government took the step after renewed tensions with China in Ladakh There were about 30 million PUBG users in India.
On June 29, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser and CamScanner. Then in July, the government banned 47 Chinese apps again. The decision was taken by the Ministry of Telecom after verifying the security and privacy of these 47 Chinese apps. According to various reports, these 47 apps were working as clones of 59 previously banned apps.