Just a few days ago, The Government of India banned PUBG Mobile, along with 117 other Chinese Mobile Apps, claiming that they were “prejudicial to Sovereignty and Integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order”.
Following this, PUBG Corporation has now announced that PUBG Mobile will no longer be controlled by Tencent Games in the country and that the South-Korean company will take full control. The move may mean PUBG Mobile will soon be unbanned in India.
The statement issued by the company read, “PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company. It hopes to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution that will allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds while being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations.”
It further stated, “In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India. Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.”
Although there is no official statement just yet, many speculate that the popular mobile game may be un-banned from India. We will keep you updated about this.