PUBG Mobile India update: There has been a lot of buzz around the return of PUBG Mobile game in India. Several confirmed and unconfirmed reports have been doing round on the internet.
It was earlier reported that PUBG Mobile India will be officially launched in the country by first week of December.
But now, sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY) claim that PUBG Mobile India has not received a go ahead from the government to start operations in India again.
“Any banned entity can’t operate just by floating a new company. This even Tik Tok or anyone else can do. They will have to get permissions from MEITY to operate once again in India”, an unnamed ministry official affiliated with MeitY told Inside Sport.
Contrary to the latest reports, it was earlier reported that PUBG Mobile India has registered itself in India as a legitimate company after getting a nod from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, which approved PUBG India Private Limited.
The reports also said that the company has been listed in the ministry’s website with a Corporate Identity Number (CIN).
PUBG Mobile was one of the 118 Chinese apps that were banned by the Indian government in September over security concerns. After the ban, PUBG Corp announced that it is making a comeback to India and will register an Indian subsidiary and a new game as per the requirements of the Indian gamers.
Microsoft Azure’s role in PUBG Mobile 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.
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.