PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent for India operations

New Delhi, September 8

PUBG Corp, the unit of a South Korean firm behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), will not give Tencent Games the rights to publish its in style cellular recreation in India, it stated in a weblog.

The announcement got here per week after India banned 118 apps, principally of Chinese-origin, PUBG amongst them, to step up strain on Beijing over a months-long border standoff between the nuclear-armed rivals.

“Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country,” the corporate stated, including that it was exploring methods to supply gaming experiences to Indian customers in future.

It was not instantly clear if the transfer would spur Indian authorities to revoke their ban. Tencent, which ran the franchise in India, confirmed that PUBG Corp would tackle the tasks of publishing the cellular recreation in India.

“Our existing cooperation with PUBG Corporation in global markets other than India is not affected,” Tencent stated in an announcement.

The ban on PUBG in India has shocked and angered avid gamers. — Reuters

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