PUBG Mobile is not giving up hopes in India. Despite the recent ban, PUBG Corporation, the makers of the original PUBG game is “hoping to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution”. The company has decided to shed its ‘Chinese tag’ for the Indian market and will not allow China-based Tencent Games to be its franchise in India.
Responding to the ban, it said, “PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorise the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India. Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.”
“PUBG MOBILE is the mobile version of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), an intellectual property owned and developed by PUBG Corporation, a South Korean gaming company. The company is actively engaged in developing and publishing PUBG on multiple platforms, including PUBG MOBILE in select territories, to provide the best player experiences possible,” it added.
The government of India recently banned 118 mobile apps including PUBG Mobile. The apps are said to have issues around security, surveillance and data privacy of Indian users. Responding to the privacy concerns, it said, “PUBG Corporation 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. It 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.”