PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite to stop working India from Oct 30

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The closure of servers will deprive existing users of PUBG from playing the game on their phones. The government had banned the game in September.
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Guwahati: Two months after India banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite games over security concerns, developer PUBG Corp. has announced, in a Facebook post, that it is shutting down the India servers for the games on October 30.

Though the games were taken down from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in September 2 to prevent new downloads soon after the ban, shutting down of server means the games will no longer be available to the existing users who had downloaded it before the ban.

“To comply with the interim order of the ministry of electronics and information technology dated 2 September 2020, tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite on 30 October 2020. The rights to publish PUBG Mobile in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property,” PUBG Mobile’e Facebook post states.

It also added that, “Protecting user data has always been a top priority and we have always complied with applicable data protection laws and regulations in India. All users’ gameplay information is processed in a transparent manner as disclosed in our privacy policy. We deeply regret this outcome, and sincerely thank you for your support and love for PUBG Mobile in India.”

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