PUBG Mobile Lite soon to be discontinued globally; here’s why

The low-end version of the battle royale title, PUBG Mobile Lite, will be shut down on April 29, according to a post on the developer Krafton’s official website. PUBG Mobile Lite, which was launched in 2019 for low-cost smartphones, will remain operational even after the game’s service is shut down until further notice.

“We are incredibly grateful for the enthusiasm and loyalty of the incredible number of PUBGM Lite fans who have joined us so far. We hope that PUBGM Lite was able to provide our fans with a fun way to stay healthy during the difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic.” The company went on to state that it was a difficult decision to make and that they regret telling their customers. They also expressed sadness for the sudden end of PUBG Lite and wished users a nice time with them.

PUBG as a game moniker was one of the most successful titles during the early months of the pandemic. PUBG had nearly 33 million users in India, with more than 600 million downloads and 50 million active players worldwide. On September 2 of last year, the Indian government banned both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. In India, the game was declared illegal under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Later, PUBG Corporation revealed that it was ending its relationship with Tencent and that it would collaborate with the Indian government to find a fast solution.

Note that, recently, PUBG has shown some signs of its return yet any official stand on this remains a mystery for most of us. Moreover, while the PUBG Mobile Lite is making its way out a new cross-platform version of the same game PUBG New State is making its entry with new features and futuristic gameplay.