PUBG Corporation has made a tactical move with a view of getting rid of the ban enforced on it along with 117 other mobile apps by the Indian Government. The Korean PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) brand has ended the publishing rights of Chinese conglomerate Tencent Games India operations.
The move will technically end the Chinese connect of one of the most popular mobile games in India.
“In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise to Tencent Games in India,” LiveMint has reported from a PUBG Corp a blog.
The company’s announcement came a week after India banned the game along with 117 other Chinese-origin apps as it steps up pressure on Beijing over a months-long border standoff between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
“Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country,” the company said, adding that it was exploring ways to provide gaming experience to Indian users in the future.
Tencent had lost $34 billion in terms of market value, just a day after the ban on 118 Chinese apps in India.