On Thursday, Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google blocked access to a popular battle-royal format game from South Korean developer Krafton (259960. KS), citing an Indian government order.
Shares of Crafton fell more than 9% on the news on Friday, quickly closing losses to trade down 5.7%.
In a statement, the US technology giant said India had ordered a blockade of the Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) game, forcing it to remove the app from its Play Store.
The game’s website showed that it had over 100 million users in India. The block comes after India banned another 2020 Krafton title, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
In Seoul, a Krafton spokesperson said the developer was talking to relevant authorities and companies to figure out the exact situation regarding the suspension in India’s two major app stores.
Local representatives of Apple and India’s IT ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours. A source with direct knowledge of the matter said Google had received the government takedown order in the last 24 hours.