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In just a week since the ban was announced on PUBG and 117 other apps with Chinese link, PUBG Corporation has announced the Big news. They officially made a statement that Tencent will no more be managing India franchise of PUBG Mobile.
There has been a huge following of the game in India. The gaming community has been really upset with the announcement of the ban and have been vocal about it. Finally, there is good news for the game fans in India. PUBG Corporation originally managed by Bluehole, a South Korean company has taken over the responsibility of managing the India franchise of PUBG mobile.
According to PUBG Corp, it is well aware of the whole situation in India and the reason for the game being banned in India. They released an official statement “PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the Indian government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company. It wishes to work in conjunction with the Indian government to find a solution that would allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds and enjoy the game while being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations.
PUBG Corporation recent developments
In light of recent developments, 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. 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.
The ban on PUBG Mobile in India has blown a huge hole in Tencent’s pockets. They reportedly lost $34 billion in terms of market value, just a day after the ban in India on 118 apps Chinese apps.
Since the ban was announced, the game was removed from the Google play store and Apple app store. But even after the ban, the game is available for the ones who already had installed it before the announcement of the ban. However, they wouldn’t receive the updates like PUBG Mobile 1.0 in India.
The ban is still not revoked, PUBG Corp is in talks with the Government of India and working out ways to quickly lift off the ban by following the complete regulations that GOI lays down for them.
It will now be an Interesting Battle Royale of the mobile gaming development companies where the other games which were lagging due to the huge fan base of PUBG in India. This ban has paved a way for other Battle royale games to gain momentum.
Will PUBG Corporation survive and lead the charts again?