Goa Information Technology Minister Rohan Khaunte Sunday said a law was needed in the state to curb online multi-player game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG. Also Read - PUBG New State three locations for Troi map revealed ahead of the launch: Details here
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a government event in Porvorim near here, Khaunte said the game had become a “demon” in every house and students were engrossed in playing it and neglecting their studies. Also Read - How to play PUBG Mobile global version using VPN in simple steps
“I am not aware of states banning PUBG but some law has to be made to ensure there is a restriction on it in Goa,” Khaunte said, adding that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should take a call on such a ban. Also Read - PUBG Mobile India version aka Battlegrounds Mobile India launch date tipped for June 18, again
“PUBG has become a demon in every house. Students, instead of studying, are engrossed in playing PUBG,” he claimed.
Earlier, in January this year, the Gujarat state education department had issued a circular directing its district primary education officers (DPEOs) to take necessary steps to enforce a ban on the game in primary schools.
PUBG is a battle game developed by a South Korean firm and is a best-seller in the online gaming market.