Amid mounting speculation about PUBG Mobile India’s launch in the Indian market, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has officially announced that the center has not given permission to restart PUBG Mobile in India.
It should be noted that MEITY banned PUBG along with hundreds of other Chinese apps in September. To an RTI request, MEITY replied that MEITY had not given permission to start PUBG. The RTI request was filed on Nov. 30, Insidesport reported.
Esports company GEM Esports shared RTI’s response on its Instagram handle.
“Dear Sir or Madam, In September 2020 the Indian government, in consultation with your department (MEITY), banned various Chinese apps. One of them was Pubg Mobile Game. Now there is a lot of news that the game will be restarted and the same thing has been done specifically for the Indian public and will not harm the nation or its citizens. I would like to know if your department has given the game such permission to restart. “asked the request submitted via RTI
MEITY responded: “MEITY did not give permission to launch PUBG.”
Earlier, Insidesport reported that PUBG Corporation executives followed MeitY officials to a meeting for more than a month, but have not yet received an appointment from the government. The delay in obtaining approval means that PUBG Mobile India will not be available in the Indian market in the near future.
“PUBG’s efforts have been taken in all seriousness, but the situation is such that there has been no headwind or progress on this matter. We don’t see the game making a comeback in India in the next few months, at least not until March 2021. It is regrettable, but everyone has to live with it, “said the PUBG official to Insidesport.