PUBG Mobile fans had been kicking their heels, waiting for the mobile game to return to India after its ban in August 2020. Krafton, the South Korean video game developer, has now announced the reveal of Battlegrounds Mobile India. Looking at the logo and the poster revealed, it’s clear that PUBG Mobile is returning as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Although the essence of PUBG Mobile may be maintained with Battlegrounds Mobile India, it will come with several new features catering to the Indian gamers, considering Krafton has announced that the game will be available to play only in India.
At the time of launch, Krafton will also be announcing an India-specific in-game event. Krafton has currently only announced the logo and the game’s name and is yet to reveal when Battlegrounds Mobile India will be officially launched. However, there will be a pre-registration period before the launch takes place. The details of pre-registration have also not been revealed.
To maintain user privacy, Krafton says it is 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.”The game developers have also announced that Battlegrounds Mobile India will release 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.