PUBG Mobile may make a comeback in India. Here’s how

PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite could return to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

Highlights
  • PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite could return to India
  • South Korean-based PUBG Corporation has taken over publishing responsibilities
  • PUBG Mobile was banned in India last week

PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite may just return to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store after being pulled last week. South Korea-based PUBG Corporation said in a press note that it is “actively monitoring the situation around the recent bans of PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite in India.” The company said that it has decided to no longer authorise PUBG Mobile franchise to China-based Tencent Games in India. PUBG Corporation plans to take on all publishing responsibilities in India. This suggests that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite could return to the app stores.

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Last week, the Indian government banned PUBG Mobile and 117 other Chinese-based apps in the country. Soon after, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The game can still be played if already installed and ISPs are yet to enforce a blanket ban the way they did for TikTok. 

Tencent Games was the publisher of PUBG Mobile in India. Following the ban, South Korean gaming company PUBG Corporation, which PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), will be in charge of publishing the game in India. This could allow the popular battle royale game to return to the app stores in the country. “PUBG Corporation is committed to providing its unique battle royale experience to a global audience and hopes to continue engaging with its passionate player base in India,” the company said.