PUBG Corporation is in talks with Reliance Jio to bring PUBG Mobile back to India, according to a report by Hindu Business Line. Citing an internal source, the report indicates that the talks are currently in the early stages and officials from both companies are working out the details on how a deal could be structured.
In early September, the Indian government issued a press release announcing the ban on PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. The government decided to ban these apps on the grounds that they were detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, Defense of India, State Security and Public Order.
The game is not available on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Even if you have it and are using an Indian ISP to connect, the game does not get a port assignment on the server, making it unplayable. PUBG Corporation is said to be looking for local partners to bring the game back to India.
Another source added that issues related to revenue sharing and location are being discussed. “Legal experts on both sides are exploring possibilities on how revenue should be split, either 50:50 or Jio guaranteeing PUBG revenue based on a fixed number of users each month,” the sources added. However, neither Reliance Jio nor PUBG Corporation has issued an official statement.