PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite could return to the Google Play Store and Apple App StoreBy Focalmart Team
- PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite could return to India without Tencent Gaming Publishing
- South Korean-based PUBG Corporation has taken over publishing responsibilities and removed Chinese company Tencent
- PUBG Mobile was banned in India last week because of the Chinese link of the app
PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite can be returned to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store after being banned in India last week. South Korean Based PUBG Game Corporation said in a Press Conference that it is “actively monitoring the situation around the recent bans of PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite in India.” The company said that it has decided to no longer authorize the PUBG Mobile franchise to China-based Tencent Games in India. PUBG Corporation plans to take back on all publishing responsibilities in India. This suggests that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite could return to the app stores.
Last week, the Indian government & Ministry of Electronic & Telecommunication banned PUBG Mobile and 117 other Chinese-based apps in all over India. Soon after, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The game can still be played if already installed and ISPs are yet to enforce a blanket ban the way they did for TikTok.
Tencent Games was the publisher of PUBG Mobile in India. Following the ban, South Korean gaming company PUBG Corporation, which Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds also known as PUBG, will be in charge of publishing the game in India. This could allow the popular battle royale game to return to the app stores in the country. “PUBG Corporation is committed to providing its unique battle royale experience to a global audience and hopes to continue engaging with its passionate player base in India,” the company said.