Ladies and gentlemen, that day has finally arrived. PUBG Mobile India confirms their return after an eight-month ban as ‘Battleground Mobile India’.
Let’s rewind – Given the political disputes between India and China last July, the country decided to drop the hammer on Chinese apps and select brands in the country, also starting the ‘Made-In-India’ movement. The nation supported this bold move until a second list of applications was announced which had us at the edge of our seats. With PUBG Mobile topping that list and it was perhaps the darkest day for Indian gamers.
Battleground Mobile India: PUBG Mobile confirms India relaunch
Eight months later, Indian gamers woke up to some real good news. After months and months of negotiation with the government, the PUBG corp finally saw light at the end of the tunnel. Renamed as ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ Krafton, the South Korean company behind PUBG announced on Thursday about the Battle Royale game’s return. However, this time, it will be an Indian market-dedicated game instead of a pan-Asia application.
Expect a serious Indian touch with this relaunch. Battlegrounds Mobile India is expected to “offer a world class AAA multiplayer gaming experience on mobile.” The former PUBG Mobile app will be free to play and it will be available exclusively in India. More so, the game will have outfits and features that will be in sync with Indian cultures and aesthetics. It will also have an eSports ecosystem of its own. With all that change, the logo gets switched up too, taking after the new name and comes splashed with the tricolour of the Indian flag
Krafton haven’t announced an official launch date yet but seem very much confident that it will be soon as they confirmed pre-registrations. To further address the privacy issues and conspiracies of Chinese involvement, the tech corp confirmed that it will be working with partners to ensure data protection and security. In an official statement “This will ensure privacy rights are respected, and all data collection and storage will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in India and for players here.” Krafton stated.
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