PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will no longer work in India from today. The company took to Facebook to announce that it will shut down all access and servers in India. The same message was also posted on the game’s community forum. The gaming app was banned by the Indian government in the second wave of the Chinese app ban over national security concerns. Along with PUBG, 117 other apps were banned in India.
These two games were then removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. However, players were still able to access them using various other means.
And yesterday, PUBG Mobile, in a Facebook post, stated that Tencent would terminate all services and access for users in India to PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite on 30th October, 2020, Here is the post
Additionally, Tencent Games has also emphasised on the fact that protecting users data has always been their top priority and they have always followed the government’s laws and regulations on data protection.
Following the ban, PUBG Corporation had taken away the publishing rights of the game from the Chinese company, Tencent
Here’s how people reacted to the announcement:
— RAHUL JAIN (@rahuljaiinn) October 29, 2020
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— Shauzab (@shauzab_abbas) October 29, 2020
— Ansh Gupta (@ROCKONbob3) October 29, 2020