Following a 10-month hiatus, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is set to return to the Indian mobile gaming market soon. The news was made official by Krafton, who took to the game's social media handles to announce the comeback. Rajiv Chandrashekhar from MeitY India also tweeted that the Indian government had granted permission for Krafton to release the title for a three-month trial period.
While BGMI's comeback has been officially announced, there has been no official confirmation of the unban date. This has left players speculating about a tentative date for the game's return.
Krafton is yet to announce any official unban date for BGMI as speculations continue
Krafton recently uploaded an Instagram post urging fans to turn on their notifications because their favorite game is all set to make a comeback to the Indian market.
The developer was quick to upload another post on Battlegrounds Mobile India's social media handles, showcasing the words of Krafton India's CEO, Sean Hyunil Sohn. The CEO thanked the Indian government and other concerned authorities for allowing Krafton to recommence the services of the game in the country.
Sohn added that the title will be available for download in some time and that the company will try its best to ensure that all laws are abided by. He also showed his gratitude to all the players who waited for the game to return for so long.
The Battlegrounds Mobile India servers were shut down yesterday. Players who tried to access the game were shown a login error message prompting them to wait for further official news. Another pop-up message showed up sometime after, revealing that the servers will remain offline for a while.
Krafton urged BGMI fans to keep an eye on the title's social media handles for future developments surrounding the game and its official return date.
It goes without saying that millions of players across India are eagerly awaiting the return of the battle royale title. The assurance by Krafton's CEO has led many of them to assume that the game might return today (May 20) or tomorrow (May 21).
May 21 seems to be the most likely unban date, as the new A1 Royale Pass is set to be live in the global variant (PUBG Mobile). This would see Krafton profit from players purchasing the pass once it's made available in BGMI.
It remains to be seen if Krafton will relist BGMI on the digital storefronts of Apple and Google in the next couple of days.