According to the agency, PTI, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says that PUBG is one of the violent, obscene and habitual games. He spoke about the government’s plan to set up a Center of Excellence to promote Indian cultural values. The government will create new centers, which will teach people VFX, gaming and animation. The government says that through this people will develop games keeping in mind Indian cultural values.
Addressing the announcement of the award and opening of the virtual exhibition at a toy / game / project design competition ‘Khel Khel Mein’ in Maharashtra, Javadekar said that the courses in the centers will start from this year. He says that the program will be launched in association with MIB (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) IIT Bombay. He informed that the project is still in the initial stage and will be implemented as soon as the new session starts in 2021.
Javadekar also said that (translated) “PUBG was just an example, but criticizing those games is not the solution. The solution is that we create our own games and apps for the world under #MakeInIndia.”
Although he has not shared any information on the return of PUBG Mobile, but it is clear from this statement that the Government of India has taken a hard stand on the return of PUBG Mobile. On the one hand, Krafton says that talks are going on with his government and on the other hand, the Indian government’s claim that the game is violent and habitual, is putting fans in a state of confusion. Since there has been no clear statement from Krafton and the government so far, it is difficult to tell whether PUBG Mobile will return to India or not. But it is clear that the path to Krafton is fraught with difficulties.
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