After the ban of over 100 Chinese apps in India, including the popular smartphone game PUBG, people were really disappointed. However, later there was news that the company is looking for new publishers of the Indian domain to continue working in the Indian market. However, it seems like it is the end of the road for the game. PUBG Corporation has announced that it will be shutting all its services related to the game in India.
As per their official announcement on the website. “To comply with the interim order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology dated September 2, 2020, Tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite (together, “PUBG Mobile”) on October 30, 2020. The rights to publish PUBG MOBILE in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property.”
The PUBG corporation also mentioned that securing the details of their users is one of the top priorities for the company and they have always complied with the applicable data protection laws and regulations in India. They also thanked all the Indian users for their continuous support for the game. However, does it mean that we will not be seeing any more of PUBG in India? It does not seem so. Although the company has cut ties with Tencent in India, they are planning to provide a new experience to the Indian users in their own way. It might be possible that the company will be publishing their game themselves in the future for the Indian market.