PUBG Mobile cuts ties with Tencent for India
On September 2, the Government of India imposed a ban on PUBG Mobile and other 118 Chinese apps. The Government ban order pointed out that the game is a security risk to the country and is apparently a tool for the Chinese government to steal data from India as the game is developed by the Chinese mammoth Tencent.
Tencent took a huge hit as its value dropped by more than 34 billion dollars after the game was banned in India. Hence, PUBG Corporation the makers of PUBG PC and console have made a decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India.
PUBG Mobile could be back in India soon
PUBG Corp made a statement saying, “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.
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.”
It looks like PUBG Corp may get in touch with the Indian Government and convince it to lift the ban as the Chinese Company will no longer be handling the operations for the Indian Region.
PUBG Corporation is a South-Korean Company which hosts the PC and Console version of PUBG in India.