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PUBG shuts down in India amidst sweet memories

PUBG shuts down in India amidst sweet memories
  • PublishedNovember 2, 2020

PUBG also called PlayerUnknown’s Battleground will not work in India starting October 30. Even though the Information and Technology Ministry has banned the app in September, the gamers who had already downloaded the PUBG, continued to play the game because the servers were not deactivated. The company deactivated the PUBG servers on October 30 and you will not e able to play the game even if you have downloaded the app in the past. The Narendra Modi-led Government has banned 117 apps including PUBG after the ugly border clash between India and China.

The company took to its official Facebook page and disclosed that it would terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite of October 30. The company announced that Tencent Games will terminate all services and access or users in India to PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. Moreover, the rights to publish the game will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property. The company has updated its official website regarding the termination of the services.

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The company also revealed that the protection of user data has been a top priority for the PUBG game. The developers had compiled all the data protection laws and regulations in India. The privacy policy included with the game clearly specified that the information gathered from the app will be processed in a transparent manner. The post ends with a note that they deeply regret the ban of the popular game. However, they expressed love and support from the gaming community in India.

Previously, PUBG had decided to cut ties with Tencent and also cancel the license that allows them to run PUBG Mobile in India. The Government had not only banned PUBG Mobile but also PUBG Mobile Lite along with 118 apps on September 2. The gamers continued to play the game despite the ban because of the working of the servers. Going forwards, gamers will not be able to play the game because of the termination of the services starting October 30. You will be able to download and install PUBG by downloading APK files but the game can’t be played.

We have to wake up to reality and should find some other games that can be played instead of PUBG. There are plenty of games on Google Play Store and you will have to find solace by downloading one of them.

Written By
Anand Narayanaswamy

Anand Narayanaswamy is the founder of Android Rules and is an active blogger and social media influencer. Anand had contributed several articles for various publishers across the world. He is also an active contributor to a popular India-based technology magazine. He also works as a social media influencer for various popular brands. Anand can be reached at netans@gmail.com

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