In a bad news to gamers in India, the popular game PUBG may not return to the country very soon. The game was banned as part of a crackdown on Chinese mobile applications in the campus country in a bid to make India’s cyber space and data more secure.
Earlier, several news reports had claimed had claimed that the game set for an India return. However, several sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY) have reportedly claimed that the game is yet to receive the government’s nod to operate in India again.
“Any banned entity can’t operate just by floating a new company. This even Tik Tok or anyone else can do. They will have to get permissions from MEITY to operate once again in India”, Inside sports quoted an unnamed ministry official.
Earlier this year, PUBG Corporation announced that it is making a comeback to the India market with the creation of an Indian subsidiary and a new game. With its South Korean parent company Krafton, Inc., PUBG Corp also plans to make investments worth $100 million in India to cultivate the local video game, esports, entertainment, and IT industries, the company had said.