PUBG Corporation ditches Tencent Games to self-publish in India
PUBG Corporation removes Tensent Sports from all publishing responsibilities PUBG Mobile Voting power in India. This is in response to a list of mobile games and applications banned by the Ministry of Information and Technology in India.
The move comes after Tencent added all sports to a list of blocked apps in the country. South Korea-based PUBG Corporation intends to remove any Chinese affiliation with the PUBG mobile franchise so that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite can be returned to Indian app stores. The rift between the two companies stemmed from PUBG’s failure in July to convince the Indian government that players’ data would not be shared abroad.
PUBG is following in the footsteps of Activision, as the video game publisher took a similar step when it split last week. Call Duties: Mobile From Tencent and its affiliate Timmy Studios. The move comes after President Trump signed a new order banning U.S. companies from doing business with Tencent.
Given the huge popularity in the country, it is not surprising that PUBG wants PUBG to return to the Indian market.
If you would like to read the official PUBG Corporation response to the Indian app ban, you can do so PUBG website.
Want to know exactly what sports are banned in India? Then check out our full list of sports affected Application ban in India.