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PUBG Mobile severing ties with Tencent Games over India govt ban

PUBG Mobile is taking measures to rebound back from the ban in the country.

PUBG is a popular game especially in the sub-continent of India. The game was recently banned due to Indo-Chinese border tensions. Along with PUBG, 116 other Chinese origin apps have been banned. India has seen an overwhelming player count for the mobile game and losing a major share of its userbase is not what the publisher wants. PUBG Corporation is disassociating their ties to the Shenzhen-based published Tencent Games and instead own the rights to themselves. This decision comes a week after the famous game was banned in the country.

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Tencent Games last Wednesday reported that it would discuss and resolve the issue with the Indian authorities so as to ensure the availability of PUBG Mobile along with other apps by the publisher. PUBG Corporation has stated that the decision is final and Tencent would not be authorized to publish in the country. PUBG Corporation will be taking this responsibility into their own hands.

PUBG Corporation in a statement on its portal states:

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.

PUBG Corporation is a subsidiary Krafton Game Union, a Korean developer and publisher already offering the game for PCs and Consoles. PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, however, were made in collaboration with Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation. Although PUBG Corporation has initiated the process, the Government of India has yet to respond.

Shivani Yadav

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