The creator of PUBG Mobile has confirmed rumours concerning the identify of its new recreation in India. As reported over the previous few days, a recreation known as Battlegrounds Mobile India is in the works for the nation, although Krafton didn’t reveal a launch date for a similar. The identify Battlegrounds Mobile India was seen in posters on social media that the corporate had posted earlier this week. It additionally modified the handles for its Fb and Instagram pages in India to @BattlegroundsMobileIn, suggesting that the brand new recreation shall be known as such. The sport is after all the revamped model of PUBG Mobile meant particularly for India.
Additional, Krafton stated that Battlegrounds Mobile India may have a battle royale expertise and it’ll have a “period of pre-registration” earlier than it launches in India. The sport may also be accessible solely to Indian customers. “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,” the corporate stated by way of a press launch.
“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,” it added.
PUBG Mobile had been banned in India in October final yr, including it to the checklist of over 200 Chinese language apps the federal government banned in the nation after the Galwan Valley conflict with China. Krafton, in flip, had stripped Chinese language Tencent Video games of its license for operating PUBG Mobile in India, although the Chinese language large stays an investor in Krafton.
The South Korean firm had additionally stated will probably be spending $100 million to arrange India particular operations, and can rent workers in the nation. The corporate has put out a number of job postings for a similar and in addition donated Rs. 1.5 crore to the PM Cares Fund for COVID aid in the nation, in efforts that should appease the federal government.