According to some internet reports, the PUBG Corporation is in talks with Jio. The PUBG – Jio Partnership rumored to come to a potential solution post the decision of the Government of India to ban the game in the country.
This decision came after the Chinese gaming company Tencent Games’ PUBG was also named among 118 Chinese apps banned by the Indian government; as part of a wider military, political, and economic reaction to the Indo-China border clashes in June.
For PUBG Mobile players the announcement came the as good news. After PUBG Corporation broke out the news on social media about seeking an Indian partner; multiple videos and posts began claiming the company is planning to team up with Jio and bring back the game in India.
Also watch :
In the month of February, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani had announced that online gaming will be larger than most entertainment mediums available today. In an interview with Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, Ambani said, “Increasing gaming potential in India is massive.'” “Gaming would be bigger than putting together music, movies, and TV shows,” he further added.
However, an official announcement confirming the same is yet to be made.
PUBG Corporation further declared recently that they have no plans to approve the development of PUBG Mobile; to Tencent Games in India anymore. They also claimed they would eventually take over the country’s publishing obligations.
A major reason for this rumor to start was Jio’s partnership with PUBG Lite, which is the toned-down version of PUBG PC last year. As a part of the collaboration, Jio network users got some exciting in-game rewards.
Although there is no formal confirmation concerning the partnership yet; the players can continue to follow PUBG Corporation’s social media handles to keep posted for the updates, if any.
Also read :