Days after PUBG Mobile was banned in India, PUBG Corporation has decided to withdraw all operations from the hands of the PUBG Mobile franchise Tencent Games in India. Earlier this week, the Indian government banned several other Chinese apps, including PUBG Mobile and Apus Launcher Pro, AppLock, WeChat Work, Baidu. The government had alleged that the apps were "prejudiced for sovereignty, integrity, India's defense, and public order."
Looking at the new progress, PUBG Corporation has announced that PUBG Mobile will no longer be controlled by Tencent Games in India, and the South Korean-company is going to take over the entire work of all subsidiaries. This could mean that PUBG Mobile may soon return to the country soon.
The statement issued by PUBG said that "PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the confidentiality and security of gamers data is a top priority for the company. It hopes to work hand-in-hand with India's Government to find a solution so that gamers can once again land on the battlefield by fully complying with Indian laws and rules. Because of the recent ban, PUBG Corporation has now decided to remove the PUBG mobile franchise from Tencent Games in India. Moving forward, PUBG Corporation is going to take all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India soon, it is committed to doing so while maintaining a local and healthy gameplay environment for its fans."
Now, it's important to note that PUBG Mobile was banned in India, but PUBG is still available to users. That's because PUBG Mobile is the mobile version of the PUBG game, which was originally developed by PUBG Corporation, a South Korean gaming company. However, PUBG Mobile came on the sidelines when Chinese company Tencent Games bought a 1.5% stake in Bluehole Studio. This was the version that was banned by the Government of India due to its relationship with China, but this ban was not implemented on PC PUBG.
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