PUBG Mobile could come back to India soon through Reliance JIO platforms
Six days prior to the ban of PUBG Mobile, the owner of PUBG- PUBG Corporation cut ties with Tencent and no longer authorized Tencent to look over the PUBG Mobile franchise in India. Since then, PUBG Corporation is looking for a suitable distributor to get the game back into one of its biggest market.
Reports suggest that PUBG Corporation is currently in talks with Reliance Jio to get the game back to our shores. The developer is currently looking for a full-fledged long-term partnership with Reliance Jio for the future.
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If all ends up well, Jio Platforms will start distributing PUBG Mobile for Indian players
The news comes from ‘The Hindu BusinessLine’ report, stating the talks are underway. Jio and PUBG are currently under discussions to bring back the game to India. It is said that PUBG has long-term plans for the game in India and it is looking for a local distributor for that.
“The talks are in an early stage, which began just after the government’s second round of bans. Officials from both the sides are working out the contours of how to structure various aspects of the deal,” said one of the sources close to the matter. “Legal experts from both sides are exploring possibilities on how revenues should be split, whether it would be 50:50 or Jio guaranteeing PUBG revenues based on a fixed number of users every month,” sources added.
Reliance Jio has garnered a lot of investment from big players in the industry for its Jio Platforms. If the deal works out, distributing PUBG Mobile will be a big deal for Jio Platforms.