PUBG Mobile was banned in September 2019
There was disappointment for the Indian players of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in September 2019, when the Indian government banned a total of 118 Chinese apps and games, including this very popular mobile Battle Royal game. Shortly afterwards both game versions were also removed from Google Play. The government stated that the ban was imposed “after receiving numerous complaints from various sources, including several reports about the misuse of many mobile apps available on Android and iOS, including unauthorized access to users’ data in India.” Sending to servers installed outside of. “
Tencent Games by PUBG Corp. Took back responsibilities
PUBG Corp. immediately after the ban, due to the breach in users’ privacy and the charges of data espionage. Decided to withdraw all publishing responsibilities in the country from the Shenzhen-based game company Tencent Games in India to the PUBG Mobile franchise. Let us know that PUBG Corporation is a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Krafton Game Union. It is already the developer and publisher of PUBG, designed for PC and Console. However, PubG Mobile and PubG Mobile Lite were created under a partnership between PUBG Corporation and Tencent Games.
PUBG Mobile India announced
In November 2019, nearly two months after the ban and publication responsibilities were withdrawn, an expectation was revealed for PUBG Mobile Players, where PUBG Mobile developers announced that they would be introducing a new PUBG Mobile India for Indian players. Will launch the game. The company says that it is “designed specifically for the Indian market.” The new game will assure data security for players and follow local regulations. PUBG Corporation also says that there will be regular audits and verification on the storage system, which will ensure that Indian players’ personal information is protected. Not only this, the game also promised to include many local features and many new features compared to the global version.
PUBG Corp. Plans for large investment in India
Recently it was reported that PUBG Corporation was also planning to set up a local office, where it would hire more than 100 employees to enhance communication and services with players. Not only this, PUBG Corporation and parent company Krafton are also planning to invest $ 100 million i.e. around 7.4 billion rupees to promote “local video game, e-sports, entertainment and IT industries” in India.
MeiTY launches water on speculation
A new news came out in December, which again disappointed many PUBG mobile players. It was reported that PUBG Mobile India was not allowed to launch by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This decision was pronounced by the Ministry in response to two separate RTI applications. In response to the first RTI filed, the ministry said “MeitY does not allow any website / mobile application / service to be launched. Accordingly, MeitY has not given permission to PUBG.” Explain that the RTI application was seeking clarity on whether Krafton or its subsidiary PUBG Corporation sought or obtained permission on the relaunch of PUBG Mobile.
A separate RTI was also filed, in response to which the ministry said that no permission has been given for the launch of PUBG in the country. The Ministry, in its reply on 12 December, said that “MeitY has not given any permission to launch PUBG”.
PUBG Corp. Has recruited many big officers in India
With the end of the year some new news came to light, where it was revealed that PUBG has recruited its new India Country Head. InsideSports report said that Krafton has announced Aneesh Aravind as its new country manager. Please tell that Aravind has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry and has worked with big gaming companies like Tencent and Zynga. Not only this, a recent report by the same publication also claimed that Crafton has increased its Indian Teen further. The company has appointed Akash Jumde as visual content designer, Piyush Agarwal as finance manager, Arpita Priyadarshini as senior community manager and Karan Pathak as senior eSports manager.
Indian FAU-G will knock before PUBG Mobile India arrives
Now, where these new appointments point to the early arrival of PUBG Mobile India. On the other hand, its bigger rival FAU-G will be released in a few weeks. Let us know that FAU-G is going to be released in India on Republic Day i.e. 26 January. The game, announced soon after the ban on PUBG Mobile, was listed for pre-registration on Google Play from last month. FAU-G is being seen as an Indian (Made-in-India) alternative to PUBG Mobile. The game is being promoted with #AatmanirbharBharat and developers are expected to benefit from it somewhere. Now even if PUBG Mobile India comes, it will be interesting to see how successful this foreign game will be in bringing back its old power in front of the Indian game.