It's game over for 33 million Indian PUBG Mobile users
First Published 30, Oct 2020, 3:10 PM
According to a Facebook post by PUBG Mobile, users in India will not be able to access PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile lite.
Hopes of almost 33 million Indian fans of PUBG have been dashed after makers of the mobile game announced that PUBG won't be availble for users in India.
In a statement, the PUBG Corporation posted: "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."
Cutting the long story short, it means that PUBG Corporation is shutting down the India servers for the games today.
Following the Galwan clashes in eastern Ladakh, the Centre had imposed a ban on 116 mobile which included the top ranked games in the country – PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile lite. In an attempt to meet the criteria set by the Indian government, the South Korean PUBG Corporation even withdrew their partnership with the Chinese firm Tencent Games.