Cloudy with a Chance of Games

The Indian government has banned PUBG mobile which was under the stewardship of Tencent along with 117 Chinese apps. This ban is related to national security and defense of India as there have various reports of misuse including stealing data and sending user locations outside of India. PUBG Mobile is the No1 in India.

This could present a massive opportunity for Cloud gaming companies in India as the biggest mobile game will no longer be available in India. Most of the Cloud gaming platforms consider India the prime target for the future as it has very high a number of users but also a largely untapped “console game like” audience.

Both Microsoft and Google are investing heavily into cloud services for India. Microsoft is teaming up with Reliance Jio for xCloud support and Google is also working with Jio for 5G and are opening up a second Cloud region in the country. If Stadia and xCloud are targeting India in the not so distant future we may see this pushed up to take advantage of this situation.

By Duncan Baxter

I have been playing since the Commodore 64 days and have basically played every console going since then including the Ouya! I have been a fan of cloud gaming since the Onlive days and that was my favorite platform. Cloud gaming will revolutionize how we play games going forward and it is just a matter of time when it takes off.

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