Fans of the popular game PUBG in India were excited after PUBG Corp stated that they would launch a version of the game that is compliant with the government norms in India. However, nothing concrete has been reported on the story since then.
Recently, two contrasting reports have surfaced. While one report claims that PUBG Mobile India is set to be launched in the first week of December, another report has alleged that the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MEITY) has not permitted PUBG Corp to re-launch the game in the country.
On the one hand, a report by Zee News claimed that a new company called the PUBG Mobile India has been registered in India and it has been listed on the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The listing allegedly shows that the newly registered firm has a valid corporate identity number (CIN) and a registered office in Bengaluru.
The report added that the new version of the game is likely to be launched any time between December 1 and 5, which is just two to three days away.
On the other hand, a report by Inside Sport cites an anonymous source in the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MEITY) to state that PUBG Corp or any of its new entities have not received any clearance from the ministry.
The source has maintained that PUBG along with the other Chinese apps, which were banned by the Government of India some months back, is going to remain banned and that “there is no change in that stance at this stage”.
The source has said that floating a new entity in India will not be enough to get the ban revoked. As anyone could do the same, a company needs the requisite permissions from the authority to function in India. “Any banned entity can’t operate just by floating new companies. This even Tik Tok or anyone else can do. They will have to get permissions from MEITY to operate once again in India”.
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