More Trouble for PUBG Mobile and Other E Games : PUBG Mobile India will be facing more troubles very soon along with the other E games currently operated in India. Even if PUBG Mobile is restarted in India, the users will not able to purchase any add-on for the games they play. This in-gaming ban on any purchase at this stage will apply for gamers in Tamil Nadu for now, with other states following the route soon.
Why Gamers in Tamil Nadu will not able to purchase any add-on ? On Friday, Tamil Nadu government has banned all online betting, gaming in the state. According to the new laws in Tamil Nadu, any form of wager or online bets using computers or any other devices are banned across the state. Karnataka has also announced that they will also bring legislation also on the same lines very soon.
What does this mean for PUBG and other Games ? Multiplayer games such as Defense of the Ancients or Dota, Players Unknown’s Battleground or PUBG, Counter-Strike (CS) though free for most users, give the option of buying in-game additions to the player’s avatar.
This effectively means that players in the state will not be able to purchase any add-on for the games they play, go to gaming arcades or participate in online gaming tournaments. Some multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike host weekly tournaments with a buy-in of up to Rs 10,000. Now all of those things will not be allowed in the state of Tamil Nadu.
This means PUBG and other operational games in India will lose on huge amount of revenues.
‘In game purchase is the biggest source of revenue for any game and if that gets banned, it will be difficult for them to operate’, said one of the industry expert.
Ban also puts question mark on ONLINE E GAMING events – The ban will also put question mark on various E Gaming events in the state. Neither those tournaments which has paid entry fees can be operated in the state – nor winners can be incentivized through any kind of prize monies.
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