Microsoft Azure’s role in PUBG Mobile’s India comeback

The return of PUBG mobile in India has created a lot of commotion amongst all the PUBG lovers and the hype is just inevitable to fade out anytime soon. Although the game hasn’t yet launched in the country, yet many PUBG mobile fans are excited to see the return of Battle Royale. The game is expected to make a comeback after a nationwide ban from 2nd September 2020.

Krafton Inc. the South-Korean parent company of PUBG Corp. has made a deal with Microsoft. As per the deal, parent company Krafton Inc. will be able to host PUBG Corp. on Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

After this deal, the company will be allowed to host the products that are operated by the company and its subsidiaries. This includes PUBG on PC and consoles, in addition to PUBG mobile. PUBG Corp. possesses the rights to the popular mobile game called Battle Royale.

“With privacy and data security being a top priority for Krafton, the company will be working with Microsoft to ensure personal data protection through Azure,” the company said in a press release.
“The collaboration will ensure that privacy rights are respected and relevant software will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.”

To build and run their games on a global platform, Microsoft Azure gives a safe and secured cloud platform to the game creators. While some report hint at PUBG mobile’s comeback in India with cloud based-security, there are others who indicate that data security and Chinese ownership to game was the prime reason why the game was banned in India.

As per a report by TechCrunch, PUBG is expected to make a comeback by year end while others are expecting an early release of the game. Krafton is working towards improving its data encryption and security standards to get around with nation-wide ban on the game.

Amid the geographical tension between India and China, PUBG mobile game was banned by the Central Government of India.