The ban imposed on PUBG Mobile created a void in the Indian mobile gaming community, as it was one of the most played titles on the platform. The BR title had a great competitive scene and had garnered huge numbers.
PUBG Mobile was among the 118 apps that were banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under Section 69A. Ever since the game was banned, the fans and players hoped for the game's return in the country.
PUBG Corporation announces PUBG Mobile's India return, special version in the works
PUBG Corporation announced that they are gearing up for the release of PUBG Mobile India, a special version to cater to the players in the country. The same could be seen on their official Facebook page and Instagram profile.
They also announced their plan to create Indian subsidiarity for which they have planned to hire over 100 employees.
In a statement on Thursday, PUBG Corporation said,
“Privacy and security of Indian player data being a top priority for PUBG Corporation, the company will conduct regular audits and verifications on the storage systems holding Indian users’ personally identifiable information to reinforce security and ensure that their data is safely managed.”
“Various aspects of the game will be customized for Indian gamers, such as the game now being set in a virtual simulation training ground, new characters automatically starting clothed, and green hit effects to reflect the virtual nature of the game. More importantly, the company will include a feature that places restrictions on game time to promote healthy gameplay habits for younger players.”
"Through the establishment of a branch office in India, it will employ at least 100 people specializing in game development, business, and e-sports, and it will make an investment worth $100 million in partnership with its parent company, Krafton."
Despite the ban, some of the players were able to access the game’s server till late October. PUBG Mobile India, in a Facebook post, announced that they would be terminating all the services and user access to servers for Indian players from 30th October.
More to follow...Published 12 Nov 2020, 14:57 IST