PUBG Mobile is banned in India. (Photo credit: PUBG Mobile Twitter / News18)
The company has announced in a Facebook post that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will no longer work for gamers in India from October 30 (Friday).
- Last Updated: October 30, 2020, 8:38 am I.S.
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It’s all over.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBG will no longer operate in India starting Friday (October 30) Facebook post. This comes after PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite found a reference in a September order issued by the Government of India banning 118 applications from China over security threats.
Tencent Games, the owner of the mobile game, said on Facebook that it “deeply regrets this decision” and thanked PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite fans for their support in India. The company added: “Protecting user data has always been paramount.
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The report further states that Tencent restores all rights to the developer of PUBG Mobile – PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Crofton Game Union.
The widely popular multiplayer game saw a spike in the user site on ongoing epidemics. In fact, fans associated with professional gamers make up about 25 percent of PUBG Mobile’s username in India.
The unexpected news that they would wake up took the players to Twitter, saying an emotional goodbye to a game that had long been a companion to them.
#PUBGMOBILE PUBG was a lifesaver during the lockdown .It’s a passion and reunion of long lost friends. This game has a special place in my heart. Although I’m not a pro player, I enjoyed every moment I played. The final bag for PUBG#PUBG pic.twitter.com/L0wsc2wtoR
– Nikola A (Justin Nikola) October 29, 2020
Others sought memes to express their feelings.
#PUBGMOBILE Complete services in India from October 30th. Winners with 8kd and those who spent the shortcomings: This is the right man. Meanwhile, Diamond 4 reached 2.43 KT and RPG. Player Bonus Challenge Purchaser: pic.twitter.com/BCa8WuqURv
– Amar Kuttam (@ Amar Kuttam 909) October 29, 2020
The company’s announcement comes after a post on PUBG Mobile developer PUBG Corp LinkedIn, which sparked speculation about the revenue of war royal-style games in India.