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PUBG Mobile likely to be unbanned in India as developer distances itself from Tencent

PUBG Mobile may be unbanned in India soon
PUBG Mobile may be unbanned in India soon (image via PUBG Corporation)
Massively popular Battle Royale title PUBG Mobile might make its highly-awaited comeback to the Indian market soon. The game's developer has terminated its agreement with Tencent, indicating that it is looking for another publisher.

The Indian Government's decision to ban PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile took the country by storm, even though it was in the books for well over a month. Given the game's massive player base, the ban was not well received. Some enterprising developers saw this as a chance to peddle 'alternatives.' However, there is still hope for PUBG Mobile players in India, as the game's developer has distanced itself from Tencent.

One of the primary reasons for the PUBG Mobile ban was its proximity to the Chinese gaming behemoth Tencent. Apparently, that association was enough to deem the game a 'national security threat.' The game's developer -South Korea-based PUBG Corporation- has now officially ditched Tencent as its publisher for PUBG Mobile. The move comes shortly after Activision doing the same to keep Call of Duty: Mobile out of the Indian Government's radar.

One can only hope that PUBG Corporation finds a new publisher for PUBG Mobile. That shouldn't be difficult, considering the game's popularity. However, it will take a few weeks for both companies to formulate an agreement, and a few more for the game to get reinstated on app distribution platforms. The self-proclaimed 'PUBG addicts' can now rest easy that they can carry on with their eternal quests for Chicken Dinners sooner rather than later.


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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-09- 8 (Update: 2020-09-30)