PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent for India operations

PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent for India operations

New Delhi, September 8

PUBG Corp, the unit of a South Korean company behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), will no longer give Tencent Games the rights to publish its popular mobile game in India, it said in a blog.

The announcement came a week after India banned 118 apps, mostly of Chinese-origin, PUBG among them, to step up pressure 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 company said, adding that it was exploring ways to provide gaming experiences to Indian users in future.

It was not immediately clear if the move would spur Indian authorities to revoke their ban. Tencent, which ran the franchise in India, confirmed that PUBG Corp would take on the responsibilities of publishing the mobile game in India.

“Our existing cooperation with PUBG Corporation in global markets other than India is not affected,” Tencent said in a statement.

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

Top Stories

SAD, oldest BJP ally, walks out of  NDA over contentious farm Bills

SAD, oldest BJP ally, walks out of NDA over contentious farm Bills

Blames Centre’s ‘stubborn refusal’ to give statutory guarant...

SAD snapped ties with NDA 'out of compulsion': Sukhdev Dhindsa

SAD snapped ties with NDA 'out of compulsion': Sukhdev Dhindsa

He said the Akali Dal initially supported the bills with eve...

Mann Ki Baat: Farmers are the foundation of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Modi

Mann Ki Baat: Farmers are the foundation of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Modi

'Farmers can now sell their produce wherever they want'

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh dies at 82

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh dies at 82

Singh was undergoing treatment at Army Research and Referral...

With 88,600 fresh cases, India COVID-19 tally nears 60 lakh; recoveries cross 49 lakh

With 88,600 fresh cases, India COVID-19 tally nears 60 lakh; recoveries cross 49 lakh

Death toll climbs to 94,503 with 1,124 people succumbing to ...

Cities

View All