PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India, the company said in a press release.
On September, Government of India had banned 118 Chinese backed apps including PUBG Mobile in India.
PUBG said, they are actively monitoring the situation around PUBG MOBILE and PUBG MOBILE Lite in India.
In order to come back in Indian market, PUBG broke its long partnership with Tencent games in India.
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“In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India,” the company said in a press release.
Its seems Bluehole (parent company of PUBG) is going to make a complete separate PUBG app exclusively for Indian user with local servers.
According to Bluehole, “the company is exploring the ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in near future by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.”
“It 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,” PUBG said.
Bluehole 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.
Tencent partnership with Bluehole became a reason for PUBG ban in India. Tencent which is a Chinese multinational technology conglomerate holding company holds just a 10% stake in PUBG’s parent company Bluehole.
PUBG MOBILE has a massive fan following in India with 33 million active user which contribute nearly 24% of their total user base, much more higher than any other country in the world