PUBG Mobile cancels India franchisee with Tencent

PUBG Corporation has cancelled its franchisee deal for PUBG mobile games with Tencent Games in India following the ban of the gaming app in the country.

In an official blogpost, the firm said it is actively monitoring the situation 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.

“In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India. Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans,” it said.

PUBG MOBILE is the mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), an intellectual property owned and developed by PUBG Corporation, a South Korean gaming company. The company is actively engaged in developing and publishing PUBG on multiple platforms, including PUBG MOBILE in select territories.

In addition to regular content updates, the company said it is exploring different ways to engage its community in the country through various region-based activities, including esports and community events.

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