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A couple of weeks ago as geopolitical tensions escalated at the two Asian giants, the Indian government left no stones unturned to put an outright ban on PUBG mobile and PUBG mobile Lite citing cybersecurity concerns as the reason. The entire gaming community was devastated by the news. Meanwhile, PUBG Corporation is actively monitoring the situation around the recent bans of PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite. It has seen an astounding amount of support for the game from the country’s players and wanted to show their gratitude to the Indian community for their passion and enthusiasm by taking a bold step to facilitate the unban of PUBG Mobile in India.
How did PUBG Corp. respond to the PUBG ban in India?
According to official sources, PUBG Corporation said that they fully understand and respect the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of players’ data is a top priority for the company. It hopes to work hand and glove with the Indian government to work out a solution that will allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds while aligning with the Indian laws and regulations. The post further says,
What will be the outcome of PUBG in India?
Therefore taking into account the current situation, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG Mobile franchise to Tencent Games in India. Favoring the progress, 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 entrenching a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.
Now that PUBG Corporation has decided to no longer authorize the PUBG franchise to Tencent games in India, the gaming community sees it as a smart move by the Korean Company. PUBG Corporation is actively engaged in developing and publishing PUBG Mobile in select territories like PUBG Mobile Korea which is developed by them, the original publishers of PUBG, and is not associated with PUBG Mobile’s global publishers Tencent Games.
This move comes right after Activision parted ways with Tencent for Call of Duty Mobile. Although more than half of Tencent’s game revenue comes from the domestic market, this would definitely be a huge loss for them. What the future holds for them globally is yet to be seen. With FAU-G already announced by n-Core Games set for a late October launch, it is to be seen how soon PUBG Mobile can make a comeback in India after the unban.
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