The release of BGMI Lite is a hot topic of discussion in the gaming community. Gamers across the country have been waiting for more than a year and a half for the Lite version. The wait has become tedious since the release of BGMI as the country's own version of PUBG Mobile (which was also banned along with PUBG Mobile Lite).
While delving into the matter of bans, it must be mentioned that the recent ban on Garena Free Fire along with 53 other Chinese apps by the Government of India has also catapulted the demand for the Lite version of Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Fans and players have taken to Twitter to urge the developers, Krafton Inc., to release the Lite version. However, there is still no official confirmation regarding the release.
What is keeping Krafton from releasing BGMI Lite in the Indian gaming market?
Sometime back, Krafton had organized a poll on the official discord server of Battlegrounds Mobile India and urged players and fans to choose a reason why they want the Lite version to be released. Although the poll received a great response, there has been no news regarding the launch date of the game.
Popular YouTubers and BGMI streamers like Maxtern and Ocean Sharma have also tweeted regarding the need for the Lite version of the game to arrive. While Ocean mentioned that the ban on Free Fire has set the perfect scenario for the game to be released, Maxtern's tweet hints at a potential release. His tweets are similar to the ones he made before the release of BGMI. This time, however, Krafton seems to have other plans.
Since its release in July 2021, BGMI has made headlines and has become one of the leading games in the Indian mobile gaming market. Its popularity has also seen an immense rise in the game's esports scenario. BGIS 2021 is proof of the game's massive following as the event has clocked the fifth-highest viewership in the category.
The success of the tournament has also led Krafton to release the official roadmap of BGMI esports for 2022. With BMOC's registrations knocking at the door, the developers seem to have kept themselves busy with that. This has pushed the release of BGMI Lite down the line and it is worth seeing when it will be launched for Indian players.