PUBG Mobile Relaunch: PUBG Reportedly in Talks with Airtel to Relaunch the Game in India

The company is in early talks with Airtel for a re-launch in the Indian market. Here’s is what you need to know about the latest development.

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PUBG Mobile is reportedly looking to re-launch its game in India in partnership with Bharti Airtel. The company was earlier reported to be in talks with Reliance Jio to bring back the game for the Indian market. However, as per a new report, the talks have been off now. Now, the company is in early talks with Airtel for a re-launch in the Indian market. Here’s is what you need to know about the latest development

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PUBG might partner with Airtel to enter Indian shores once again!

The Indian government banned PUBG Mobile due to its Chinese connection, Tencent Games. However, the company immediately breaks ties with the Chinese company after the ban. The brand then initiated talks with Reliance Jio platform for a tie-up, though Entrackr reports that the talks have been off now.

The report says PUBG Corp is in talks now in talks with Airtel. “PUBG is in early conversation with Airtel for handing over distribution rights to the telecom giant. This desperation shows that PUBG has been trying hard to get back into the Indian market,” Entackr quoted a source familiar with the matter. The report adds that the gaming platform is also raising a lean team in India. The company has been interviewing candidates with experience of under 4 to 6 years.

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PUBG global downloads are shrinking!

PUBG Mobile is desperate to make a come back in India as its global downloads have shrunk by more than 26 per cent in September. As per the data by Sensor Tower, the game witnessed high downloads rate in the months of June, July, and August. However, after the Indian government ban, the app garnered around 10.7 million downloads globally in September. The company registered a fall of 26.7 per cent from 14.6 million in August.

PUBG Mobile popularity in India was at its peak in the month of June and July. The game got 25 million and 18 millions downloads respectively. Moreover, India has been contributing around 30 to 35 per cent to the overall downloads.

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