PUBG will return to India with a new name
PUBG will return to India with a new name

Krafton, the South Korean company that owns the rights to PUBG, has released a promotional clip to promote a new game called Battlegrounds Mobile India, which was made specifically for the country.

Previously, in September last year, the Indian government banned PUBG and 118 other Chinese apps for data security reasons.

Crafton tried to distance himself from Indian toy maker Tencent in order to get the ban lifted.

Two months after the ban began, Crafton said his goal is to somehow bring gambling back to the US, and the company has also pledged to invest $ 100 million in the gaming industry.

The game appeared to be brought back as an Indian version that had nothing to do with Tencent which led to the game being banned in the first place.

The trailer suggested that the next game could be very similar to the forbidden game. "There is a deadline for initial registration before the game is officially launched in the United States," Crafton said in a statement.

Additionally, PUBG is one of the most popular games in India. Before the ban, the country had more than 50 million monthly active users, so many players are eagerly waiting for the game to return.

Last month, PUBG still had over 10 million users in India, many of whom were using VPNs and other solutions to bypass geo-restrictions.

Crafton said: The game is specifically designed for the second largest internet market in the world. We are working with partners to create an esports ecosystem by providing regular in-game content, starting with a series of in-game events launched in India.

The game uses the Indian flag color scheme which clearly features a different esports ecosystem than the base game.

This also means that in-game events will be different between the two games, so the player base will soon be split between the two versions and the third game called PUBG New State will be released later this year.

According to the privacy policy listed on the game's website, the game complies with all local data retention laws.

This can avoid conflict with the government's insistence that all user data be kept in the country.

The company said: By putting privacy and data security in the first place, we work with our partners to ensure privacy and security at every step, ensure privacy is respected and that all data collection and storage operations are fully compliant with all laws. Current regulations in India and the participants are here.

Battlegrounds Mobile India has many restrictions to protect minors. Minors must provide the phone number of the parent or legal guardian in order to play. Daily time and cost are limited to three hours, or about $ 95.

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