Police in India captured ten college students after they were found playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG on mobile. Gujarat, a western state in the nation, banned the game a week ago over concerns that it’s also irresistible and brutal. The students were released on bail later today.
The understudies were evidently “so engrossed” in the game that they didn’t look up and see police drawing nearer to arrest them, one cop told local media.
PUBG is as still legal in the rest of Indian cities, however, Gujarat banned the game after guardians and teachers complaint that the game was excessively vicious and diverted understudies from studying. In February, a local minister in Gujarat depicted it as “an evil presence in each house,” as per The Times of India. What’s more, even as players keep on enjoying PUBG on mobile in other parts of India, teachers elsewhere in the nation are still worried about the game being too addicting.
A month ago, PUBG’s parent company Bluehole released a statement to local Indian media to address the concerns, saying, “We additionally consider that it is critical for us to be a responsible member from the gaming community. To this end, we continually work and will keep on working with … guardians, instructors, and government bodies, and listen to their feedback on what we can do.”
In the interim, rival fight royale and third-person shooter Fortnite has not confronted legitimate confinements. There could be several reasons regarding why: it has even more of a fantasy feel than PUBG’s realistic violence, and downloading the game isn’t terribly straightforward on the predominance OS of choice, Android, as users need to manually download it from Epic Games’ site. Given those reasons, PUBG gives off an impression of being the easier target for legislators for the time being.