As boycott Chinese products trends in India, many people are seen in dilemma, that whether the mobile gaming application PUBG has Chinese ownership or not. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) , was developed by a man named as Brendan Greene , who hails from Ireland. Whereas, PUBG for desktop was developed by Bluehole , which is a South Korean gaming company.
Back in 2017 , the Chinese Government had claimed PUBG as violent and disruptive in nature , which was against their cultural values , so they had imposed a ban on it and had approved an alternative game , called as “Force for Peace.”
Though , a Chinese company , Tencent Games has a 10% stakehold in Bluehold . Tencent was a part of Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holdings and they had developed the mobile version of PUBG only.Tencent games had released the preliminary version of the game to test on players , indeed it was a huge hit amongst the Chinese public , 70 million had downloaded it , still it didn’t receive the required approvals from the Chinese Government. Although PUBG itself was banned in China but in India it has received all the much needed approvals and is a huge hit amongst the public. Almost every second person is hooked to the game . As per the stats, over 50 million have downloaded the game. The question now arises will the 10% ownership by the Chinese firm , will force the Indians to uninstall their favourite game and give up leisure for patriotism?
Few days back , clashes took place between India and China at the border , which resulted in 20 of our Indian soldiers sacrificing their lives at the war front. Since then the Indian public is full of rage and anger . Several Campaigns have been started nationwide to boycott the use of Chinese products-services. The Indian public has been started to practice removing-uninstalling of Chinese mobile applications.