South Korea-based PUBG Corporation withdraws Tencent Games’ publishing responsibilities in India

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The Korean firm said it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localised and healthy gameplay environment for its fans

Following the ban of 118 Chinese-origin mobile apps including popular mobile game PUBG Mobile on grounds of threats to national security, South Korea-based PUBG Corporation has decided to no longer authorise the PUBG Mobile franchise to Tencent Games in India.

Giving indication that it will approach the Centre sort out the issue, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within India sidelining Chinese tech major Tencent Games, it said in a blog.

“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 localised and healthy gameplay environment for its fans,” PUBG Corporation said.

PUBG Corporation said that it fully realised and respected the safety measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company.

The company said it hoped to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution that will allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds while being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations.

PUBG Corporation said in addition to regular content updates, the company is exploring different ways to engage its community in India through various region-based activities, including esports and community events.

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