The police department of Rajkot, the 4th largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, recently announced it has banned PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds anf PUBG M, along with the very controversial Momo Challenge until the end of March 2019. According to reports, the games are being demonized by the local police and parents. In another report, it seems that there are already 10 arrests made. There is speculation that the ban will soon spread to other cities in India as well. The punishment is said to include a fine or a 1-month jail sentence.
In other related news, the game’s founder Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has left the development team in Seoul. He is still under PUBG Corp, but has relocated to Amsterdam to lead a new division, PUBG Special Projects. His new team will be focused on research and game development, though remains as a “consulting creative director” on PUBG.