Google blocks Krafton’s battle-royale game in India after government order.

Battlegrounds Mobile India's removal comes a year after the Centre banned PUBG, a similar title developed by a South Korean company.

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According to a Google spokesperson, Alphabet Inc’s Google has blocked access to a popular battle-royale format game from Krafton in India in response to a government order.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) was removed on Thursday, a year after the Centre banned PUBG, a similar title from South Korean developer Krafton. PUBG was banned because of its relationship with the Chinese publisher Tencent Games.

The reason for BGMI’s suspension was not immediately apparent. The IT ministry did not respond immediately to a request for comment. As of Thursday evening, BGMI was also unavailable on Apple. An iPhone spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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