Fans of PUBG mobile game, worry not. We have an exciting piece of news for you. It has recently come to our notice that the makers of the game have decided to relaunch it in the Indian market, but with a slight twist.
As you may know, earlier this year, PUBG was banned by the government of India on grounds that it posed a threat to the country and the app was engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity, defense and security of India. Amidst the huge public outcry to ban the app, the government did not budge an inch and continued with its plans. That was September and this is almost December. You didn’t think the government would let go of the biggest market for what is the mobile game in the world. So here are some of the things you need to know about the relaunch of PUBG. Keep scrolling through the page to know more.
PUBG Corporation’s India Comeback
What we know about PUBG Corporation’s relaunch in India is that an Indian version of the game is in offing. But it is totally dependent on the Indian government whether the game will be given permission to launch or not. The corporation is trying hard, rest is dependent on the government of India.
As you may know, the game was banned by the Indian government on September 2 under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Which obviously meant the game was removed from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Indian servers although were left online and those who already had access to the app were able to play it. But recently that has changed as well, as the servers have been turned off.
PUBG Corporation’s Move
After this move, the PUBG Corporation revoked Indian distribution rights for the game from Tencent Games and announced it will distribute it independently. It was also announced that the company would tie-up with Reliance Jio or Airtel to make a comeback. These plans didn’t materialize and a few days ago, we finally heard the PUBG Corporation is all set to remake an Indian version of the game to be sold in the Indian market.
This game shall be called, “PUBG Mobile India,” and it will be different from the global version of PUBG, like those played in Korea and China.
PUBG: Changes For Indian Market
The changes made for the Indian market are a few, but bold. They are:
- Virtual simulation training ground setting: all characters in the game are fully clothed from the beginning.
- The color of blood will be green instead of red.
- There shall be restrictions placed on game time to promote healthy gameplay habits for underage players
- An individual Indian subsidiary will be set up, to communicate with Indian players and to provide them with localized services.
- Furthermore, the corporation announced that the privacy and security of Indian players and their data is its topmost priority.
Krafton Inc also announced that it will invest $100 million in India, just so it gets a green-light to go ahead with the relaunch of PUBG in the Indian market.
Alright, folks! That’s all on the PUBG game for now. More to follow shortly.