PUBG Mobile is not Chinese anymore for India
In a freshly released statement, PUBG Corporation has cut ties with the Chinese company Tencent Games and will no longer allow them to be its franchise in India for PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Corporation is originally a South Korean establishment behind the game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. However, PUBG Mobile is a Chinese application as the mobile version of the game is developed by Tencent, which is a Chinese company. Although, the PUBG game does not have a Chinese origin as the original game is made by a Korean company.
PUBG Mobile was announced as banned by the government of India being one of 118 Chinese apps involved over concerns of security, surveillance and data privacy.
As a response to the ban the original makers PUBG Corporation has released a statement, “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 the 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 do doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.”
“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,” the statement added.
By the looks of the above statement, it is the original creator’s attempt to revive the game in India. How effective is this measure and will the game be allowed access once again on the Indian grounds is still a question with no certain answer.