PUBG ban in India: PUBG Corporation To Drop Tencent Games As Its Authorized Franchise In India
The PUBG Corporation, today presented an official letter on its website saying that it will drop its Chinese connection. Incidentally, Tencent Games a Chinese company is the authorized franchisee of PUBG Mobile in India. However, originally the game belongs to a South Korean company. Now after the Indian Government banned this popular game from India, PUBG Corporation is planning to cut off its ties with Tencent Games in India.
In its official letter, the company says, “PUBG Corporation is actively monitoring the situation around the recent bans of PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite in India. It has seen an overwhelming amount of support for the game from the country’s player base and would like to thank the community for their passion and enthusiasm.”
A Sensor Tower report says that more than 178 million installations have been made in India. It is 24% of the overall installations across the world. Understandably, PUBG Corporation will never want to lose such a huge user group.
PUBG Corporation Vows To Work Hand-in-Hand with Indian Government
In its letter, the corporation further says, “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 letter continues, “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.”
With PUBG Corporation dropping Tencent Games as its franchise, most probably, the Indian Government may think of revoking the ban. And if that happens, it will be very good news for the Indian professional as well as regular players.