PUBG Corp Takes Over From China-Based Tencent Games In India

New Delhi: Days after the Indian government banned PUBG Mobile, PUBG Corporation has decided to cut authorisation ties with China-based Tencent Games.

Despite the game being developed by a South Korean Company, India’s franchise was owned by a Chinese multinational technology conglomerate holding company, Tencent Games.

Tencent, which owns a stake in PUBG Mobile India operations, led the government’s ban on the game citing data security concerns.

PUBG responded to the ban in its statement, “In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorise 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 localised and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.”

The company had also announced that the data of all Indian users will be stored locally. “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,” it further said.

Will this measure be enough to unban PUBG in India? While there is no sure answer to this at the moment, there is a high possibility of the government lifting the PUBG Mobile ban.

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