The parent company of PUBG Corporation, Krafton that owns popular battle royale title PUBG Mobile, has announced a global partnership with Microsoft in a bid to ensure the safety and security of its users’ data. According to a press note, the South Korean company would be working with the Microsoft-owned cloud computing service, Azure, to host its portfolio of multi-platform products.
The list of products that will be available on Azure includes PUBG for PC and consoles as well as the mobile app that was banned in India in September over security concerns.
The official press release focuses on Karfton’s insistence upon maintaining “privacy and data security”, hinting at a renewed attempt at bringing the game back to the Indian market.
The press statement said, “With privacy and data security; being a top priority for KRAFTON, the company will be working with Microsoft; to ensure personal data; protection through Azure.” It further stated that the collaboration is going to ensure; that the privacy rights of gamers are well “respected and relevant software will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.”
The South Korean parent company had tried hard to keep PUBG’s existence in India after the central government banned it along with other apps in September for engaging in “activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.” PUBG Corporation has cut it’s tied with Chinese publisher Tencent for its mobile version in India and taken the rights under Krafton’s wings. However, there was no revoke of the ban seen.
Finally, on 30th October, the Corporation will be terminating; all services and access for users in India to PUBG’s mobile version from the day onwards. In order to comply with the interim; order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; Tencent Games said via a Facebook post, that they will be returning; the rights to publish the mobile app of the game in India; to the owner of its intellectual property. Although the government decision had come two months ago, the mobile version; had remained accessible for users who already had them installed on their devices.