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PUBG Mobile to stop working in India from today

Vishnu Vasisht

PUBG Mobile was banned in India last month along with 117 other Chinese apps. It included both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. Following the government order, PUBG Mobile was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple Store. However, this game could be played by those who had already installed it in their phones. Now PUBG Mobile has announced that the app will stop working in India from today itself.

On Thursday late evening, PUBG Mobile announced on its Facebook page that from October 30, 2020, Tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite (together, “PUBG Mobile”).

PUBG Mobile has also highlighted that it has protected user privacy and data. The Indian government had banned PUBG Mobile and other Chinese apps due to privacy and security threats.

It has also been added in this post that the rights to publish PUBG Mobile in India will also come back to PUBG Corp. With Tencent Games turning off server access, PUBG Mobile will also stop working for users who were able to play it even after the game was banned.

The game is expected to stop working with a VPN connection as well, however, it cannot be confirmed right now.

Facebook post

The post reads, “Dear Fans, To comply with the interim order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology dated September 2, 2020, Tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite (together, “PUBG Mobile”) on October 30, 2020. The rights to publish PUBG MOBILE in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property. Protecting user data has always been a top priority and we have always complied with applicable data protection laws and regulations in India. All users’ gameplay information is processed in a transparent manner, as disclosed in our privacy policy. We deeply regret this outcome, and sincerely thank you for your support and love for PUBG MOBILE in India.”

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