Starting today, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will no longer run in India. The company took to Facebook to announce that all access and servers in India are going to be shut down. On the game’s community forum, the same message was also released. In the second phase of the Chinese software ban over national security issues, the gaming software was barred by the Indian government. 117 other apps in India were blocked along with PUBG.
PUBG Mobile India further clarified that all publication rights for PUBG Mobile will be returned to the holders of PUBG Intellectual Property-PUBG Company. PUBG Mobile also emphasized that its highest priority is to protect consumer data and that it has always complied with the country’s data security laws.
PUBG Corporation has also recently announced that they are withdrawing their relationship with Tencent and that they will work to pursue a swift settlement with the Indian government. Apparently, they want to comply with all the country’s current rules and will take full care of operations.
They also stressed the fact that they were searching for viable options to bring PUBG Mobile back to the country.
This argument was backed by their recent LikendIn work posting for running operations in India, in which they were looking for a Business Development Division Manager.
This could be the prerequisite for operating PUBG Mobile in India, according to rumors, after the launch of the Indian version of the game. This news provided all PUBG Mobile players and fans across the country with a ray of hope, who were left totally stunned by the ban on the game. The official posting on Facebook read,
Krafton Game Union, which is a subsidiary of the South Korean company Bluehole Incorporated, has developed PUBG Mobile. Tencent Games previously owned the publishing rights for the game in India. Bluehole Incorporated, however, cut all ties to Tencent games after the Indian government decided to ban the game in the region and decided to take the game’s publishing rights into their own hands.