PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is now looking to enter a collaboration with an Indian gaming firm in order to partner which will then reverse the ban which has been imposed on it owing to its ties with Tencent Games, which is a Chinese tech major.
PUBG Mobile has massive traction in India and there are number of gamers in India and ever since the Indian government imposed a ban, the South Korea-based Corporation snapped ties with Tencent Games and they are now looking at different ways and means to start publishing all games on its own in India.
As per a report by Live Mint, negotiations are still going on to pass on the rights to an Indian gaming firm which might be their Indian partner. They have quoted a source as per which the new licensing agreement is already in the making. This future partner could well be handling the distribution of the game and at the same time, PUBG Corporation will keep on retaining the publishing rights of the game. This was not the case before this ban.
“Ownership is only one of the concerns. But there are several other issues, based on which the ban has been ordered. The concerns are related to data privacy security, activity inside the phone, etc.,” a senior government official told Mint.
Now, ever since the ban on PUBG and 117 other apps, the Indian government has already sent more than 70 queries to the FPS gaming giant. Now, the company has to respond to these queries within three weeks to this long list of queries.
“PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company. It hopes to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution that will allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds while being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations,” PUBG noted in their official blog post.
The company also said that they are exploring different ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India even in the near future and they are trying to be sustainable by a localised and healthy gameplay environment for the users and fans.