Earlier this month India banned PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), which caused the South Korean gaming entity to withdraw its publishing rights from Chinese partner Tencent. A new report now says that the move may not be enough for the Indian government to repeal the ban on popular multiplayer games.
Earlier this month, PUBG was among 118 Chinese-made mobile apps banned by New Delhi. The reason for the ban was the Chinese link to the app, cited as a data security issue amid rising tensions between the two neighboring countries.
Following the ban, PUBG Corp announced the disposition of Tencent Games in hopes of resuming operations in India. Several reports have also emerged from the gaming giant exploring potential partnerships with local service providers, with Jio being one of the pioneers in racing.
A new source mentioned in a Reuters report now says the change in ownership is unlikely to make a difference immediately. “The violent nature of the game has been the source of many complaints from all sides,” the source said in the report. As can be understood, “this [issue] does not change with the change in property rights”.