PUBG Lite shuts down today in India, player support ends later in May
Amidst all the rumours and speculations around PUBG Mobile launching yet again in India, gamers will be bidding adieu to PUBG Lite. The game developers last month announced that April 29 will be the day when they will be shuttering down PUBG Lite in India. They even said that the first step of the process will be to shut the website lite.pubg.com, which will be followed by other services.
“Dear Players, We are deeply grateful for the passion and support from the astounding number of PUBG LITE fans that have been with us. During the strenuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that PUBG LITE was able to provide our fans a fun way to stay safe. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to close service after much deliberation and the time has come for our journey to end,” stated the PUBG Lite webpage last month.
So, starting 5am UTC (10:30am IST), PUBG Lite stopped working. This means, you won't be able to get into matches or spend any in-game currency. It has also been mentioned that from May 29, player support for PUBG Lite will not be available. But in case you need to stay updated with the latest news, the company will still keep its Facebook page operational.
But there is some good news on the horizon for PUBG players. Last month it was reported that the Indian government has given a go-ahead to PUBG Mobile India to launch in the country. The news came from GodNixon, aka Luv Sharma, a popular PUBG Mobile content creator. The title was banned back in September and since then has changed its parent company from China's Tencent to Korea's Krafton. It also tied up with Microsoft Azure to host all the game data locally. However, some new job applications from earlier this month on LinkedIn re-confirmed the move.
Several job vacancies have been posted on Microsoft's professional networking website, with most of them getting posted this month itself for the Indian market. This definitely means that Krafton has geared up the speed for launching PUBG Mobile India.