PUBG creator cut ties with Chinese co. Tencent for Indian region

PUBG Corporation takes over the publishing rights of PUBG Mobile and cuts ties with Tencent Games for India. PUBG Mobile could be back in India soon with a different publisher.

PUBG Corporation, the South Korean company that owns all the intellectual property of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds(PUBG) has officially announced that it will no longer authorize the PUBG Mobile franchise to Tencent Games in India. PUBG Corporation will take on all the publishing rights for the PUBG Mobile in India.

PUBG Corporation released a complete statement regarding the company’s response to the PUBG Mobile ban in India. According to them, “PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company. It hopes 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.”

The statement indicates a possible solution to how the game can make a comeback in India. After revoking all the publishing rights from Tencent games in India, PUBG Corporation will assume the position as the publishers and hence tackling the issue of data mining affiliated with several other Chinese apps that got banned alongside PUBG Mobile.

PUBG Corporation is developing PUBG for multiple platforms and the PUBG Mobile variant for a selective few regions in which India could be added soon. The company also promised to bring in various region-based activities, including esports and community events in India as an effort to engage with the community there.

This view comes in after several other reports indicated that PUBG Mobile could get a ban in the United States, India and other giant countries on account of Chinese data spying allegations. This move could well behold the Tencent’s market share in the growing Mobile Gaming industry.