Following the Indian government’s ban on 118 China-based mobile apps including PUBG Mobile, Tencent announced on October 30 that it officially shut down all services and access to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite in India.
PUBG Mobile said in an official Facebook post that, “To comply with the interim order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology dated September 2, 2020, 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.”
PUBG Corporation had cut its publishing partnership with Tencent in India due to the Indian government’s decision. The company had said in a blog post that “Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.”