PUBG Corp which is behind the development of the PUBG game has withdrawn its license from Tencent Games which will not allow the company to publish its popular mobile game in India any longer according to a report gotten from the company via Reuters.
This was made due to the India’s ban on a number of application exported from China among which i PUBG which is meant to step up pressure on Beijing over its months-long border dispute.
“Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country,” the company said, adding that it was exploring ways to provide gaming experiences to Indian users in future.
It was not immediately clear if the move would spur Indian authorities to revoke their ban.
Tencent is the company that runs the PUBG game franchise in India and has confirmed that PUBG Corp will take on the responsibilities of publishing the mobile game in India.
“Our existing cooperation with PUBG Corporation in global markets other than India is not affected,” Tencent said in a statement.
The ban has sparked an outcry on it’s biggest market by users. With this opened opportunity, Indian firm and a Bollywood actor are said to be planning on launching a locally-made tactical mobile game by the end of October.
However, we don’t know whether the ban will also include people who already have the game installed on their devices. PUBG Mobile is an online game and requires the internet to play it but then we get to ask whether the usage of services such as VPN can help users bypass this hurdle or whether the network isn’t locked at all as future release might just be halted.