Its been nine long months since the Government of India decided to banned PUBG mobile in India along with 100+ other Chinese mobile applications in September 2020. Although PUBG is not developed by Chinese developers but was in partnership with a Chinese game developing company Tencent for their Mobile version of the game which dragged them to the banned list. Since then time after time PUBG tried to make a comeback starting from Diwali then Christmas, New year and Holi but wasn’t successful until now. Within this time period, there were many rumours which turned out to be scams to making users download lots of apk files and attack the users but this time it seems like the wait is going to be over soon.
The Official website of PUBG Mobile India now known as “Battleground mobile India” went live yesterday with a teaser video of 10 seconds on their website as well as on the Official Youtube channel. Here is what Krafton said on their website on 06 may 2021
“KRAFTON, the South Korean video game developer, today announced the reveal of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA. Developed by KRAFTON, the game will offer a world-class AAA multiplayer gaming experience on mobile. BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will release with exclusive in-game events like outfits and features and will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues. The game will launch as a free-to-play experience on mobile devices. BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, a battle royale experience, will have a period of pre-registration before the launch. The game will be available to play only in India. KRAFTON will collaborate with partners to build an esports ecosystem while bringing in-game content regularly, starting with a series of India specific in-game events at launch, to be announced later.”
They also released the official LOGO of the game and said,
“With privacy and data security being a top priority, KRAFTON will be working with partners, to ensure data protection and security, at each stage. 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. We believe, that at this time, more than ever, your health and safety are a paramount priority. We urge each one of you as super players, to stay safe, stay at home and wear a mask.”
So, this time it is real that PUBG is going to be relaunched real soon and the company seems to be really confident about their operations with user data security and privacy as that was the main reason for the ban.