After Free Fire, BGMI continues to be the game that has been deleted on the two app stores CH Play and App Store in India due to “national security” issues.
After Free Fire, BGMI continues to be the game that has been deleted on both India’s CH Play and App Store app stores due to “national security” issues.
In 2020, Tencent’s PUBG Mobile was officially removed in this country and disappeared on both App Store and Google Play app stores. Just like PUBG Mobile, it’s unlikely that BGMI could make a comeback in the future.
BGMI was suddenly removed from two Indian app stores
These days, perhaps the Indian gamers are the saddest because BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) was officially removed from the Player Store system on Thursday night and very quickly disappeared from the App Store. . The owner of PUBG Mobile, Krafton Inc., has immediately acknowledged the problem and is looking for a solution. However, it can be seen that things are extremely difficult at first. In addition to the fact that new players will not be able to download through the two app stores mentioned above, the company’s stock also dropped by 9% before recovering again showing the strong influence of PUBG’s release. How big is Mobile in this billion-people market?
This is not the first time PUBG Mobile has been banned by the Indian Government or even not long ago, rival Free Fire also received a similar blow. At the first flight, Krafton quickly cut off the partnership with Tencent for the Indian market to create a new version called Battlegrounds Mobile India. This version is still developed by Tencent, but player information will be completely managed by Krafton Korea, so it will not affect the conflict between China and India. Until this game disappeared from 2 app stores, all were surprised and didn’t understand why this continued to happen.
Indian government concerned about ‘national information security’
According to a Reuters report, citing an Indian government source, the ban stemmed from “national security concerns” surrounding data sharing and mining from China as PUBG developer, Krafton, which is 13.6% owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent.
Perhaps the Government relied on section 69A of the Indian Information Technology Act to eliminate PUBG Mobile due to concerns about national security. Even not long ago, there was a tragic murder related to this game, namely the assassination of the mother. So this color flight of PUBG Mobile in India will be much more stressful and difficult to handle than before. For the time being, Indian players will have to download the fike APK via the homepage to continue fighting until it is resolved more thoroughly.
From here we will have a different perspective, the Vietnamese dong turns out to be still very happy compared to the players in India and China. In addition to being banned from the game, they are also limited in time and age in a practical way, not a formal one.
Tencent is still the manufacturer, so BGMI is infected?
According to the analysis of experts, perhaps the Indian Government has implemented the ban policy more than omitted, they know that Tencent (Lightspeed Studio) is still the main developer of BGMI in all updates, even the players we can see it is no different from the international version. Looking at PUBG New State, it is still alive and well on every store in India, this is really a self-developed game by Krafton, so there will be no conflict at all. The problem that needs to be raised right now for the BGMI game to return is that Tencent must give the management and development rights to another company in India, for example, VNG is the development representative. PUBG Mobile game in Vietnam.
Hopefully Krafton Inc can come up with a solution to thoroughly solve this problem and bring BGMI back to the Indian market in the nearest day.