India has announced the ban of around 118 new apps in the third wave of banned apps in India. This list also contained the names of the popular mobile battle royale game, namely PUBG mobile and Pubg Mobile lite and this news had mixed reactions from the people of India. The gamers who were doing it full time suffered the most with this ban whereas the parents who were conscious of their children who were addicted to this game took the sigh of relief.
Just after the ban was imposed, Google and Apple did their thing and removed the games from Google play store and App store respectively. Regardless of the ban, Android users could still side-load the apk and OBB files and still could play the game just as good as before. There was not a single issue while playing the game in India.
After the ban of popular apps like TikTok in India, to comply with the instructions given by the government of India all the apps shut down their servers in India and the apps were made unusable even if they install it. However, this was not the case with Pubg mobile and pubg mobile lite in India, they did not shut down their servers in India which let the users still play the game.
Now the PUBG mobile corporation has announced that finally, they are going to shut down their servers in India which will make the game unplayable from OCTOBER 30th 2020. Now users and players in India would have to move on and let go of this game as no tips and tricks would ever work even if you are Pro at this game.
Surprisingly this decision came after PUBG cut their ties with Tencent and also ensured the security and privacy of the users of India. The ministry in an interview said that “even after their ties are broken with Tencent, we have no plans to unban the Pubg mobile game as it has disturbed so many children due to its addictive and violent nature”.
This announcement was confirmed by the Official Pubg mobile page on Facebook. The announcement does not mention if any player data will be preserved, or where it will be preserved. It also does not mention of any intentions from PUBG Corporation to resuscitate the game in India by choosing a different publisher.