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PUBG may not return to India despite Tencent licence withdrawal

As per reports, the chances of PUBG making a comeback in India are grim even after the company took back the publishing rights of the game from China's Tencent.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | September 28, 2020 | Updated 11:50 IST

Highlights

  • PUBG Fans in India might never get a chance to play the game again
  • Ministry of  Electronics and Information Technology had said in a statement that it is no hurry to bring the game back in India
  • PUBG along with 117 other apps were banned by the Indian government due to national security issues.

PUBG Fans in India might never get a chance to play the game again. As per reports, the chances of PUBG making a comeback in India are grim even after the company took back the publishing rights of the game from China's Tencent.

In the second wave of the Chinese app ban in India, PUBG along with 117 other apps were banned by the Indian government. However, when PUBG had withdrawal the publishing rights from Tencent, fans were hopeful that they would get the game back but that does not seem to be happening any time soon.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had said in a statement that it is no hurry to bring the game back in India. "The violent nature of the game has been the cause of many complaints from all quarters. That does not change with the change in ownership rights," Reuters quoted a source as saying.

Announcing its dissociation with Tencent, PUBG Corp had said, "In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India. Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans."

It is important to note that PUBG Mobile was banned in India but not the web or the console version of the gaming platform.

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