Days after crores of gamers heaved a sigh of relief as PUBG managed to have a narrow escape from the list of 59 Chinese apps banned in India, here comes a fresh shock from the central government.
In what can be stated as a disappointment to over 33 million active users in the country, sources have it that government may soon ban PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in India.
The information has it that the central government is going to scrutinize around 275 apps including PUBG for national security violations and users’ privacy. In the line of which it was learnt that the government is most likely to ban the apps which have the potential of a security breach.
Zili by Xiaomi ByteDance’s ULike and AliExpress, an online shopping portal by AliBaba group are the few other famous apps which are now under the government’s radar.
Confirming the news, a senior government official said that a committee is already in place for such ban orders and ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) is busy framing law for the constant examination of the apps in India.
It can be noted that although PUBG has been developed by a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole, it is also backed by China’s most valuable internet major Tencent. The game has been enjoying the largest market in India with about 17.5 crore installs till date.