India is saying goodbye to PUBG Mobile today after the game ban came into effect.
PUBG Mobile was one of 118 apps banned by the Indian Ministry of Information Technology in September, but users have been able to play the game to this day.
The ban on PUBG Mobile and other apps is raising tensions between China and India. The border clash between China and India in early June caused a boycott of Chinese products, and the Indian government immediately banned hundreds of apps related to China due to security concerns.
One of the most popular mobile games in the world, PUBG Mobile, a big hit in India, is Tencent, a Chinese company that owns Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, and invests in Fortnite maker Epic. Published by.
The Korean company PUBG Corporation withdrew its publishing rights to PUBG Mobile in India from Tencent in September, when the first announcement was made. But that wasn’t enough to circumvent today’s ban.
“Protecting user data has always been a top priority and we have always adhered to the data protection laws and regulations applicable in India,” Tencent said in a post on the PUBG Mobile website.
“We deeply regret this result. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support and patronage of PUBG Mobile in India.”
PUBG fans in India are not happy with the ban. The Indian Express included a summary of social media posts from players who sadly say goodbye to battle royale.
— Ansh Gupta (@ ROCKONbob3) October 29, 2020
However, PUBG Corporation seems to want to restart and run the game immediately. “From now on, PUBG Corporation will assume all domestic publishing responsibilities,” PUBG Corporation said in September.
“The company is looking for ways to provide India with a unique PUBG experience in the near future, and we are working to do so by maintaining a healthy, localized gameplay environment for our fans.
“PUBG Corporation is committed to providing a unique battle royale experience to viewers around the world and wants to continue to engage with India’s passionate player base. For regular content updates. In addition, we are exploring different ways to participate in the Indian community in different ways. Community-based activities such as esports and community events.
“Further updates will be available at a later date when they become available.”