One thing is certain now that PUBG is making a comeback to India very soon. How the game will be unbanned after 3 months of uncertainty, no one knows about it – but PUBG Corporation is doing all backroom work to be operation in India very soon.
Now according to a report by TechCrunch along with AIRTEL, PUBG Corporation is also exploring a relationship with PAYTM Games for operating the game in India.
It is worth noting that, PayTM games have become very active in the domain of E Gaming in last 3 months and had engaged cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to endorse the brand.
TechCrunch report quoting sources have claimed, that PUBG Corporation had few rounds of discussion with PayTM. InsideSport meanwhile, reached out to PayTM Games but did not get any reply from the concerned team on the suggested development.
PUBG Corporation getting very active – want game to to be UNBANNED in India as soon as possible
– A source, on the condition of anonymity, told TechCrunch that PUBG Corporation has engaged with cloud service provides to store the data of Indian users within the country.
– Another source told them that the company has privately informed some high-profile Indian streamers that they expect the game to return by this year’s end.
– Also, the sources stated that an announcement could be expected very soon regarding the future of PUBG Mobile in the country. Several professional players also hinted about the possible return announcement of the game on social media
It is worth noting that PUBG was banned in India on Sep 2nd by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology due to security concerns. This move was part of suspending 118 Chinese apps and games, and subsequently, all these applications were removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
PUBG Corporation then announced that it had retracted the authorization of the PUBG Mobile franchise from Tencent Games in India.
Despite the ban, several users in India could access the server and play the game. However, about a week back, PUBG Mobile, in a post on its Facebook page, announced it would be terminating the server access to the Indian users. After this move, users have not been able to play the game; facing a ‘server is busy’ error.