Starting on Friday, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will no longer operate for gamers in India , the company reported.
Tencent Games, which owns the mobile game, said it “deeply regrets this performance” on Facebook and thanked fans of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite for their support in India.
“On Thursday, the company said that” protecting consumer data has always been a top priority and in India we have always complied with relevant data security laws and regulations. The gaming details of all users is processed as disclosed in our privacy policies in a clear manner.
The announcement came on the heels of a proposal by the Indian government on September 2 to ban PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite.
Under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the game was banned.
Recently, PUBG Corporation announced that they are withdrawing their Tencent agreement and that they will work to pursue a swift settlement with the Indian government.
With over 600 million downloads and 50 million active players worldwide, PUBG games have nearly 33 million users in India.
In the first half of this year, PUBG Mobile saw a global sales increase of $1.3 billion ( approximately Rs 9,731 crore), taking its lifetime collection to $3 billion (almost Rs 22,457 crore) with the largest amount of downloads in India, which ranks at the top with 175 million installations as people stayed home due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
In addition, nCore, the Indian gaming company , announced the FAU-G indigenous multiplayer action game to fill the PUBG Mobile void. The production of FAU-G is planned for next month.