25 February 2021
After a week of silence, PUBG Corporation has finally offered an official statement in response to the PUBG Mobile ban issued by the Indian government. It talks about the current situation along with ways that it has been exploring to convince the authorities so that the ban can be lifted in the country as soon as possible.
The most important part of the announcement is that PUBG Corp. has decided to take over PUBG Mobile's publishing control from Tencent Games in India. The Chinese tech giant was responsible for publishing and distributing the mobile version of the globally popular battle royale game in the country. It has not said how the move will affect the game and gameplay experience but added that it will do things "sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans".
The corporation is further hoping to work with the Indian government and reach an agreement. It is constantly keeping an eye on the situation to consider all possible ways it makes things work. It is worth noting that PUBG Corporation is based out of South Korea which means with no more connection to Tencent Mobile, the app should be able to return to the Indian market.
For the uninitiated ones, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were banned alongside 118 Chinese apps in India last week. The government said that the ban was issued over privacy and security concerns related to these apps. This is the reason that both these games are not available through Google Play Store and Apple's App Store anymore. The authorities are yet to say anything about the statement released by PUBG Corp. but we will keep you updated.