A few days ago Krafton Inc. unveiled the Indian version of PUBG named Battlegrounds Mobile India. From May 18 the company has also opened the game for pre-registrations. However, in India, the game is still to be given an official release date. The launch date for Battlegrounds Mobile India for iOS and Android is expected to be announced by Krafton in the upcoming weeks. The game’s early access is currently available only to those who pre-register. While other players are desperately waiting for the release. The developers of Battlegrounds Mobile India may have trouble due to recent data sharing found with Chinese servers.
Data of the player’s android smartphone who’s playing Battlegrounds Mobile India, often known as the PUBG Indian version is most probably transmitted to a server in China. As a report by IGN India claimed, that the data is transferred to Tencent’s Proxima Beta in Hong Kong, along with Microsoft Azure servers in the United States, Mumbai, and Moscow. The publication claims to have double-checked the information by installing a data packet sniffer program on their Android. The publication further reported that one of the servers was discovered to be hosted by China Mobile Communications Corporation in Beijing. Other Tencent servers that have been discovered include QCloud and AntiCheat Expert.
While the terms of service for Krafton’s Battlegrounds Mobile India states that personal information will be stored and processed in Indian service, it also states that the company may “transfer your data to other countries” to meet “legal requirements.” The user’s device data will also be included in the data transmitted to other countries.
Owing to data security concerns, PUBG Mobile was banned in India last year. At the time, Krafton stated that it was working closely with the Indian authorities to ensure compliance with local regulations. It also stated that it has severed relations with Tencent in India in order to reintroduce the royale battleground. If it’s the case, the South Korean firm Krafton might be troubled by the latest news.