PUBG Mobile India officially made an announcement today that it would be shutting down PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite in the country starting from October 30, 2020. This decision has been made after the ban of PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite & other Chinese apps by the Government of India back in Septmeber 2020. The app was unavailable for download on Apple App store & Google Play Store but users could still access the game & continue playing it. PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite Won't Work For Indian Users From Today, Says Tencent Games.

PUBG banned (File Photo)

PUBG Mobile India said in its Facebook post, "Dear Fans, To comply with the interim order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology dated September 2, 2020, Tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite (together, “PUBG Mobile”) on October 30, 2020. The rights to publish PUBG MOBILE in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property."

PUBG Lite (Photo Credits: Twitter)

This statement tells us that Tencent Games is returning all rights to the developer of PUBG Mobile i.e. PUBG Corporation which is a subsidiary of Krafton Game Union. PUBG gained masively popularity after 2018 during the COVID-19 pandemic & was a life saviour especially for gamers. Gamers took Twitter to pay an emotional farewell to the Battle Royale Game.

PUBG Mobile India also said in its Facebook post that protecting user data has always been its top priority & always compiled with applicable data protection laws and regulations in India. The company also said that it deeply regrets this outcome & thanked Indian users for their support.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 30, 2020 12:23 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website