After the Indian government banned 118 mobile apps including the popular game PUBG Mobile, PUBG Corporation said that it no longer authorizes the franchise to Tencent Games in India. Following that, now the company on its official site has announced that it is terminating all service and access to users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite.
PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will stop working for users in India from October 30th, 2020 (today) and the rights to publish PUBG MOBILE in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property. Further, the company said that the gameplay information of all PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite users is processed in a transparent manner, but it did not mention if player data will be preserved or not.
The statement on the company’s official website reads
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.
We deeply regret this outcome, and sincerely thank you for your support and love for PUBG MOBILE in India.