Dead by Daylight Mobile, a popular mobile game developed by Behaviour Interactive, has been removed from storefronts such as Google Play Store and App Store in India.
MeitY Issues Interim Order Banning Dead by Daylight Mobile in India
The move came after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) issued an interim order to remove the game from app stores. The reason behind the ban is unclear, but it is suspected that it is due to concerns similar to those that led to the ban of other games like Free Fire and BGMI/PUBG Mobile.
NetEase Games, a Chinese company, publishes Dead by Daylight Mobile. Behaviour Interactive has said that they will comply with the MeitY’s interim order and remove the game from storefronts. Players in India will no longer be able to access and play the game once it is removed from the stores. However, those who already have the game downloaded on their phones may still be able to play, but they will not receive any automatic updates from Google Play Store and App Store.
The Indian government has banned several games and hundreds of Chinese apps previously over concerns about data security and privacy. Tencent, NetEase, and Alibaba, among other tech companies, had apps banned. Dead by Daylight Mobile may have been banned due to similar reasons, although it is not clear whether any in-game data from the game was transferred to servers in China.
The Indian government has not issued an official statement about the Dead by Daylight Mobile ban. Behaviour Interactive has not revealed any plans about bringing the game back to India. The developer has said that they will update fans as soon as possible about the status of the game in India.
In conclusion, the removal of Dead by Daylight Mobile from storefronts in India is due to an interim order issued by the MeitY. The ban is thought to be related to data security and privacy concerns similar to those that led to the ban of other games like Free Fire and BGMI/PUBG Mobile. While those who already have the game downloaded may still be able to play, they will not receive automatic updates from Google Play Store and App Store. The Indian government has not yet issued an official statement about the ban, and Behaviour Interactive has not disclosed any plans to bring the game back to India.