There’s a good and exciting news for all the PUBG Mobile game lovers in India! Yes, they will again be able to play their favourite multiplayer game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) months after the ban by the government of India.
A Reuters report has claimed that PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of the South Korean company Krafton Inc., has announced its plans to launch a new version of the game, PUBG Mobile India, soon.
“With privacy and security of Indian player data being a top priority for PUBG Corporation, the company will conduct regular audits and verifications on the storage systems holding Indian users’ personally identifiable information to reinforce security,” the company said in a statement.
The Indian government had in September banned 118 Chinese mobile applications after the India-China border standoff. The government had noted that the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
Tencent Games, a Chinese company, had published the Indian mobile version of PUBG, hence it was also included in the ban. However, PUBG Corp. has taken over all publishing rights from Tencent in India since then.
“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,” PUBG Corp. had said on 7 September, in a statement.