PUBG fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the popular gaming app may return to India. According to reports, Kraffon, the South Korean company that owns PUBG Corporation, has posted jobs on Linkedin for the Indian market. PUBG Mobile app has been banned in India along with 117 Chinese apps by the government for its Chinese connections. However, PUBG Corp soon took over the game’s publishing rights from Tencent Games.
A PUBG Corporation job posting on Linkedin hinted at the possible return of the mobile gaming app to the Indian market. A “Corporate Development Division Manager” job posting on LinkedIn was posted by PUBG Corp on behalf of Krafton on October 20.
Under the job posting, it can be seen that the job was posted by Krafton and not by Tencent. Krafton wrote in his introduction that it “offers a diverse portfolio of games on PC, console and mobile devices, including the hit battle royal video game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) and MMORPG, TERA. The games have received worldwide recognition. , selling tens of millions of copies and winning numerous awards around the world. Headquartered in Korea, Krafton has offices operating globally in North America, Europe, Japan, China and Southeast Asia. “
The company also pointed out that they are “actively recruiting”.
It’s no secret that PUBG Corporation, owned by Korean company Krafton, has taken back the publishing rights from Tencent Games to lose its Chinese tag. The company announced that the South Korean company will take full control of all subsidiaries.
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. He hopes to work side by side with the Indian government to find a solution that allows players to fall once again on the battlefield while fully complying with Indian laws and regulations. In light of recent developments, PUBG Corporation has decided to no longer authorize the PUBG MOBILE franchise at Tencent Games in India. Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will assume all editorial responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to deliver its PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by supporting a localized and healthy gaming environment for its fans, ”PUBG said in the statement.
Notably, it was only PUBG Mobile that was banned in India and not PUBG which is still available on consoles and PCs. It’s because PUBG Mobile jumped into action when Chinese company Tencent Games bought a 1.5% stake in Bluehole Studio. The game was not banned because it was still owned and controlled by the South Korean company and not the Chinese company.
However, PUBG fans in India could still play on their phones because the game servers are accessible via proxy servers and VPNs. But if all goes as planned, users will be able to download it again from the App Stores and play it legally.
In the first wave of Chinese app bans in India, the government banned TikTok and 58 other apps in India. The apps were first removed from app stores and then blocked on networks. This meant that initially people could no longer download TikTok and then users who already had the app could no longer use the app after it was blocked by servers. Apart from TikTok, a popular app including Shareit, WeChat, CamScanner, UC Browser was also banned during the first wave of Chinese app ban in India.
PUBG fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the popular gaming app may return to India.
- Kraffon, the South Korean company that owns PUBG Corporation has published works on Linkedin for the Indian market.
- PUBG Mobile app has been banned in India along with 117 Chinese apps by the government for its Chinese connections.
- PUBG Corp soon took over the game’s publishing rights from Tencent Games.