PUBG Mobile May Remain Banned in India Despite Tencent Licence Withdrawal

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India is unlikely to revoke a ban on the cellular model of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) following PUBG Corp’s determination to withdraw the cellular game’s publishing rights within the nation from China’s Tencent, a senior govt official stated on Friday.

PUBG Mobile, a well-liked on-line multiplayer battle game, was amongst 118 Chinese-origin apps banned by New Delhi earlier this month.

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That led PUBG Corp, the unit of the South Korean agency behind the sport, to announce it will now not give Tencent Games the rights to publish the sport in India. It additionally stated it was exploring methods to offer gaming experiences to Indian customers in future.

The new possession construction is, nonetheless, unlikely to alter issues instantly, stated the supply, declining to be named as he was not authorised to talk to the media.

“The violent nature of the sport has been the reason for many complaints from all quarters,” the supply stated. “That doesn’t change with the change in possession rights.”

A spokeswoman for PUBG Corp in South Korea stated the corporate was intently reviewing India’s issues and that it was able to work on something that wanted enchancment.

The firm has additionally been in talks with Jio Platforms, the digital unit of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, to deliver the sport back in its greatest market by customers.

“We had preliminary talks with Jio Platforms to hunt for cooperation alternatives, however nothing has been determined but,” the PUBG spokeswoman informed Reuters.

Reliance didn’t reply to a request for remark.

While formally New Delhi says it has banned the apps as a result of they accumulate consumer information and pose a risk to nationwide security, the shift is extensively seen as a technique to strain Chinese tech corporations following a months-long standoff between India and China alongside a disputed Himalayan border.

© Thomson Reuters 2020

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