PUBG Mobile didn’t have an easy time of it in India after being banned for security concerns and its links to Chinese publisher Tencent, but PUBG Corp isn’t quitting just yet.
PUBG Mobile was not the only app that suffered such fate as TikTok, WeChat and a number of others were axed too, all of which were accused of stealing and transmitting user data to servers outside of India.
PUBG Mobile suffered a similar fate in China and it wasn’t until PUBG Corp came out with an altered version called Game for Peace that it was allowed to be played.
PUBG Corp will be creating an Indian subsidiary that would oversee the development process. The new PUBG Mobile would “maximize data security and cater to local preferences“, which would hopefully remove or ameliorate the earlier concerns. The company would invest $100 million in the country’s gaming, esports, entertainment and IT industries, a move that would show their intentions of goodwill and good behaviours towards India.
Game for Peace, PUBG Mobile’s Chinese edition has done equally well since its launch, and PUBG Corp will be looking to do it again. We’re not sure whether launching in India will require removing blood and deaths, but we should know soon enough.