The Indian government banned the PUBG phone along with 117 more applications related to China last week. In response to the ban, PUBG Corporation, the parent company of PUBG Mobile has announced Tencent Games will no longer own the publishing rights for the game in India.
“Given recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer allow the franchise PUBG MOBILE for Tencent Games in India. Looking ahead, PUBG Corporation will take all responsibility for publishing in the country. As companies explore ways to provide PUBG own experience to India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by maintaining a healthy environment and local gameplay for fans, “said PUBG Corporation in the blog.
Because the game publisher Tencent Games, being a Chinese company, PUBG Mobile also fall under the list of applications is prohibited in India due to security concerns. With the latest move, PUBG phone will now be only taken care of by PUBG Corporation which is a South Korean company.
PUBG Mobile’s ban order still remains despite this decision by PUBG Corporation. The company added that it will share further updates soon which could mean a possible respite for PUBG Mobile players in India. Following the ban last week, PUBG Mobile was removed from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The game can still be played by those who had it installed on their devices. However, new updates like the new PUBG Mobile 1.0 are not available for users in India.
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