PUBG Corp Confirms PUBG Mobile Will No Longer Work In India, Starting October 30

This is going to come as a shock to most of you as PUBG mobile and PUBG mobile lite will no longer be available or work for gamers in India w.e.f October 30. This news was announced by PUBG Corp in a post which they posted on Facebook on October 29. Nearly a month ago the gaming app was banned in India when Indian government released a list of 118 apps which were suspended or banned throughout India over security threats from China and both PUBG mobile and PUBG mobile lite were included in that list. A few days earlier it was announced by PUBG Corp which is the developer for the mobile version of the game, in a post on its LinkedIn profile that the same themed battle royale game is likely to return in India. 

PUBG Mobile Will No Longer Work In India

The mobile version of the game is owned by Tencent Games which is a Chinese company, released a statement on Facebook that it “deeply regrets this outcome” and expressed gratitude towards PUBG mobile and PUBG mobile lite fans for their support. Tencent games also added that “Protecting user data has always been a top priority and we have always complied with applicable data protection laws and regulations in India. All users’ gameplay information is processed in a transparent manner as disclosed in our privacy policy.” They further added that all rights of the game is being returned by Tencent to the developer of PUBG mobile, PUBG Corp which is also a subsidiary of Krafton Game union.

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the gaming platform was seeing a drastic growth in the userbase and that is when the ban on PUBG mobile and PUBG mobile lite struck India. This specially effected the fans of the game and the professional gamers who dedicated their time to the game it almost comprises 25 percent of the games userbase. PUBG Corp had even posted a job opening on LinkedIn regarding an opening for an associate-level manager in India, but however it wasn’t for PUBG mobile and was posted for some other operation in India. 

PUBG Mobile Will No Longer Work In India

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar recently teased a game based on PUBG mobile and will be called as FAU-G and the official launch is set to hit the country sometime next month. Its exact rollout date is yet to be declared. 

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