The developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has cut ties with Tencent (TCEHY) in India

PUBG Corporation said in a statement that Tencent Games in India will no longer be authorized to publish the mobile version of its PUBG franchise

The South Korean gaming company said it will take on all publishing responsibilities itself within the country, where PUBG was the biggest grossing mobile game last month


The decision comes after the Indian government said last week that it would block 118 apps in the country, which it claimed threatened national security

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The government said these apps promoted activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

The list included two PUBG mobile apps, as well as Chinese search giant Baidu (BIDU) and Alipay

Tencent confirmed that PUBG Corp would take on the responsibilities of publishing the mobile game in India, Reuters reported

"PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company," it said in a statement

PUBG was the top mobile game by monthly active users in India last year, according to analytics firm App Annie