Krafton, the company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on mobile, PC, and consoles, recently announced that it has donated Rs. 1.5 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM Cares fund.
The company’s announcement was made earlier today, stating that the contribution was made via Krafton’s Indian subsidiary.
“India is navigating a challenging time with the current wave of COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting the efforts of the Government in battling this unprecedented crisis. We hope our contribution to the PM CARES Fund will help the aid efforts currently operational on ground,” Krafton CEO Changhan Kim in the statement.
Krafton Inc has been trying to enter the Indian market for a while now, trying to pivot the ban on its premier game — PUBG Mobile — which has been in effect since October last year. The rights to the game in India were held by Chinese Tencent, which landed it in trouble with the government after the Galwan Valley clash between India and China.
While Krafton has since stripped Tencent of the rights, and said it will make a separate game for India, there has been no sign of a return. The company set up an Indian subsidiary for the same, and said it would be creating a separate game called PUBG Mobile India for the country.
With the contribution to the PM Cares fund, Krafton states that it come together with the Indian government in its battle against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.