PUBG ban: Ends ties with China

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PUBG Corporation has ended all publishing ties with Shenzhen-based Tencent Games in India days after the government banned the popular battle royale game over privacy concerns. PUBG Corporation will no longer authorize the PUBG Mobile franchise to Tencent Games in India, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday, adding that it fully understood and respected the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data was a top priority for it.

The government of India banned 118 more Chinese apps on September 2 for allegedly engaging in activities which were prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The list included apps like Baidu and WeChat but the biggest name on it was undoubtedly PUBG Mobile. The Lite version of PUBG Mobile designed specifically for markets like India to work on slower internet was also part of the list.

The first time the government had launched its “digital” strike on China – on June 29 – and banned apps like TikTok, CamScanner and others, to safeguard India’s privacy and security, many were left wondering how PUBG Mobile had missed the ban. It could have been due to its complicated origin. (Source : financial express)

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