The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued advice to prohibit a total of 54 Chinese-made applications that are purportedly gathering sensitive information on Indian users. The restricted apps are diverse in nature, with some being utility apps like Dual Space and others dealing with smartphone multimedia consumption. However, video games make up a large portion of these applications. In addition, one of India’s most popular video games, Garena Free Fire, is included in this list.
Garena Free Fire – Illuminate, a multiplayer battle royale game, has vanished from internet app stores. It wasn’t accessible on the Google Play Store or the App Store for iOS. While it was thought that the problem was related to Krafton’s recent lawsuit against Garena International for allegedly duplicating Player Unknown Battlegrounds, some fans were expecting the game to be banned. That is exactly what happened: Garena Free Fire, along with 53 other programs, was prohibited by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
There were two versions of the video game Garena Free Fire, for those who were unaware. Garena Free Fire – Illuminate is the one that’s been prohibited. However, there is a newer version of the game called Garena Free Fire Max that can be downloaded from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Furthermore, Google Play just awarded Garena Free Fire Max with the Users’ Choice Game Award.
NetEase Games, a Chinese Internet Technology business formed in 1997, is responsible for many of the games that have been banned. The firm creates online PC and mobile games, as well as email and advertising services. Lilith Games, a Chinese mobile game production firm, is another game development business that appears twice on the list. Other programs from the creators may, however, be available online. Those who have downloaded the restricted programs may experience difficulties utilizing them, while new users may not be able to download them at all.
Source: republic World-com