At a time when millions of fans across the country as waiting for the release of PUBG Mobile India, the central government has finally broken silence over the matter on Thursday and said that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has not granted permission for PUBG Mobile India to be launched in the country.
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In reply to two separate RTI queries, the Ministry stated that it did not grant permission for starting any websites/mobile apps/service.
While one RTI was filed by MediaNama recently, another was lodged by GEM Esports. Both RTI applications wanted to know if the Ministry has granted PUBG Mobile India permission to launch games in India via Google and Apple’s app stores. The development comes after the Centre banned PUBG and other Chinese games earlier this year, citing a threat to national security.
After the clear statement from the Centre came out, now the door for PUBG Mobile India is closed forever from launching the mobile game in the country. However, fans don’t need to be discouraged, there are another indigenous mobile game names FAU-G is being developed and will soon be launched in the country. It is also now clear that PUBG Mobile is not coming back to India before March 2021.
Earlier, it was reported that PUBG Corporation executives are running the government officials for more than a month for a meeting but they are yet to get an appointment from the government side.
Allowing PUBG Mobile India to launch the game would mean any other company whose app(s) were banned can also rebrand their app and seek approval from the government for the relaunch. However, neither PUBG Corporation nor Krafton has commented on the ministry’s reply to the RTI applications.