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PUBG Mobile could make a comeback in India: everything you need to know

On: September 8, 2020

PUBG Corporation — the original developers of PUBG — has announced that it will no longer publish PUBG Mobile through China-based Tencent Mobiles. The announcement comes after the government of India banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in the country along with 116 other apps recently.

Also read: The big question: when will PUBG stop working in India?

PUBG Corporation is owned by a South Korean video game company called Bluehole. Notably, Tencent Mobile owns a 10 percent stake in Bluehole, but Bluehole’s servers are based in South Korea instead of China. There have been speculations about the future of the popular battle royale game in India and when it will completely stop working in India. However, with the new initiative, it seems that PUBG Mobile might still have a fighting chance in the country.

PUBG ban to be removed in India?

Government of India has banned PUBG Mobile in the country

The government of India has banned PUBG Mobile in the country

Addressing the concern around the recent ban on PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, PUBG Corporation has posted a blog post on its official website. According to the post, the developer will no longer franchise the game to China-based Tencent Mobiles in India. Instead, the PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities in the country. However, it has not revealed whether the PUBG Mobile servers will be set up in India or re-directed to South Korea going forward.

PUBG Corporation has stated that it’s working closely with the Indian government to find a way to remove ban by being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations. The post also mentioned that it respects the ban, as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company as well.

In its blog post, PUBG Corporation said, “PUBG Corporation is committed to providing its unique battle royale experience to a global audience and hopes to continue engaging with its passionate player base in India. In addition to regular content updates, the company is exploring different ways to engage its community in India through various region-based activities, including esports and community events.

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