For PUBG fans in India, it’s been a hell of a ride. Reports of the game’s relaunch in the country emerged every now and then, but there was never any specific evidence to depend on. In the most recent development, the company has officially confirmed Battlegrounds Mobile India as the game’s launch.
After the government banned the popular edition of PUBG Mobile last year, Krafton, the owner of PUBG IP, teased the launch of PUBG Mobile India, the Indian version of PUBG Mobile. Krafton is caught in a stalemate with the Indian government, which has yet to grant permission for the relaunch, which is possibly the most significant reason for the delay.
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Krafton stated that it would collaborate with partners to achieve its goals “ensure data protection and security at each stage, with privacy and data security being a top priority. 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.”+
PUBG Mobile India released a teaser on its official Youtube channel last week, but it was quickly removed. The leak is verified by the official teaser poster. The launch date has yet to be announced.
Battlegrounds Mobile India will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues, as well as innovative in-game features such as outfits and features. Krafton says it will work with partners to build an esports ecosystem while releasing in-game content on a regular basis, beginning with a series of India-specific in-game events at launch, with more details to come.
PUBG Mobile was banned in September of last year because the game’s license was owned by Tencent, a Chinese firm. The ban was imposed in response to rising tensions between India and China.
The Indian government banned PUBG Mobile, as well as over a hundred other Chinese apps and games, due to concerns about India’s “sovereignty and integrity, safety, protection of the state, and public order.”
Tencent’s license has since been revoked by PUBG’s developers, Krafton Inc.