A senior government official in India has confirmed that the ban on PUBG Mobile will not be lifted anytime soon, though the official cited a different reason for the ban remaining in place: the violent nature of the game.
The unnamed official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter told Reuters that PUBG Corp. severing ties with Chinese publisher Tencent Games will not change anything anytime soon, and that the ban remains due to complaints about its violent content.
“The violent nature of the game has been the cause of many complaints from all quarters,” the source said. “That does not change with the change in ownership rights.”
A PUBG Corp. spokesperson also confirmed that the company has been in talks with Indian telecom Reliance Jio, but those talks are ongoing.
“We had initial talks with Jio Platforms to seek for cooperation opportunities, but nothing has been decided yet,” the PUBG spokeswoman told Reuters.
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