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Krafton Announces Microsoft Partnership, Data Protection Focus Tips For The Return Of PUBG Mobile In India

South Korean company Krafton Incorporated today announced in a bid to ensure the protection and security of user data that it will partner with Microsoft-owned cloud storage service, Azure, to host a wide range of its titles. This deal guarantees that, for its online multiplayer battle royale game, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG PC and console), as well as the smartphone edition, PUBG Mobile, Krafton and its major subsidiaries, such as PUBG Corporation, will be using Azure ‘s services.

Krafton and Microsoft partner as focal points for data protection towards the return of PUBG Mobile India

Krafton has made the protection and safety of its user data the highest priority, according to a BusinessWire article. Through this partnership, this argument has been confirmed, as Microsoft Azure provides top-of-the-line protection. This cooperation will ensure that the paramount importance of user privacy remains.

These steps towards data protection and privacy have been taken despite PUBG Corporation’s rising concerns about consumer data security. The links of this company to Tencent Games, the Chinese giant under the consumer data protection scanner, have not supported it at all. PUBG Mobile ‘s ban in India has also caused these problems.

PUBG Mobile was banned for security reasons in September.

PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were suspended on September 2nd by the Indian government. Under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2009, such games were banned.

In compliance with this decision, in an official Facebook post, PUBG Mobile India Official announced the termination of all services and user access to the servers of these games across India, starting on 30 October. This move meant that PUBG Mobile servers across the world were completely shut down.

PUBG Corporation has agreed to withdraw its relationship with Tencent Games, which had the rights to publish and distribute these massively popular games in India, in response to that decision. Krafton (formerly Bluehole Inc.), PUBG Mobile’s parent company, also agreed to take the game’s publishing rights into its own hands.

PUBG Company has been searching for ways since the ban to make the game available to Indian users once again. Many reputable sources in the PUBG Mobile community have recently indicated that the native version of this game will be released in partnership with Microsoft in the coming days.

And news of this Azure-Krafton alliance only confirms these claims. There was, however, no official statement on this matter from PUBG Corp or Microsoft. As this title enjoys a massive fan base in India, fans and players will indeed be excited and will be eagerly waiting for the official statement.

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