PUBG Mobile India has not been granted any permission by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) responses given by the ministry in response to two different RTI applications revealed.
MeitY does not grant permission for starting of any websites / mobile Apps / service. Accordingly, MeitY has not granted permission to PUBG / PUBG mobile India, the ministry said in response to the RTI filed by MediaNama. The RTI application was seeking clarity on whether Krafton or its subsidiary PUBG Corporation asked for or received permissions on the re-launch of PUBG Mobile.
In a separate RTI response on December 12, the ministry simply stated that no permissions had been given for the launch of PUBG in the country. However, given the responses to the RTI applications, PUBG Corporation may need to take some additional time to bring the new game to the country. The company is also likely to face issues in releasing the game on Apple App Store and Google Play store, given that it has not yet received a nod from MeitY.