A month after its ban in India and repeated attempts to bring it back, PUBG mobile has finally given up and is terminating its services in India as of October 30.
“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,” Tencent Games said in now a deleted post on Facebook.
To recall, PUBG was among the 117 apps that were banned in India citing privacy issues amidst the ongoing standoff between China and India. The statement further highlights that Tencent is returning all rights to the developer of PUBG Mobile – PUBG Corporation which is a subsidiary of Krafton Game Union.
Meanwhile, as the news broke, people have gathered to bid adieu to the game that helped them kill the boredom during what felt like a never-ending lockdown.
Meanwhile, to fill in the void that PUBG has left behind, FAUG is the game that people got high hopes from. The teaser of FAUG was released recently and the game is expected to launch soon.
However, it will have to tick numerous boxes to lure people into downloading the game.