Is PUBG’s run in India over? All you need to know about the PUBG ban.

After the sweeping ban on 47 more Chinese apps by the Indian government on Monday, it seems that the next app to come under the crosshairs of the government is PUBG Mobile. 

PUBG Mobile has around 175 million downloads in India which had propelled it to become a household name in India. 

Though PUBG was developed by a South Korean company called Bluehole, the catch is that Tencent, a Chinese multinational corporation owns a major chunk of the game.

The government is considering this ban possibly because of border tensions, data-security, and privacy concerns that Chinese apps are notorious for.  

PUBG has been the subject of criticism in the past too but it was mostly due to the addictive nature of the game which had a psychological impact on players.

PUBG ban was implemented in Pakistan too, citing long term psychological effects but on July 26 a Pakistani court revoked the decision and the game was unbanned. Though it’s highly unlikely that a PUBG ban if it happens, will last indefinitely due to the developers being South Korean and Tencent just owning only part of the share.

Jul 28, 2020