Since the ban of 118 Chinese apps by the Indian government, the nation's gaming community has been getting one shock after another. Of course, the first was losing PUBG Mobile and other battle royale games like Rules of Survival and Creative Destruction to this suspension. And earlier today came the announcement about FAU-G, the Indian alternative to PUBG Mobile backed by Akshay Kumar.
This proclamation of an Indian mobile game replacing PUBG Mobile has seen a flurry of reactions on Twitter, ranging from positive to negative. While some are hailing FAU-G as the next step towards an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', others see it as nothing but a cheap attempt to make money on the coattails of PUBG Mobile's ban.
There is also a section on Twitter that slammed FAU-G and Kumar for using an alleged Shutterstock image in their announcement poster. Here are some of the tweets that we saw about the upcoming title's newly-released poster.
Twitter slams FAU-G for using stock photo in announcement poster
The original Twitter thread that slammed FAU-G for using a stock image in its brand new poster credited an artist named PHET THAI for the picture. While some gamers dislike the fact that FAU-G's first reveal was just a stock image with Indian flags photoshopped onto it, others came to the game's rescue.
There is also a section of people on Twitter congratulating Kumar and FAU-G for promoting a self-reliant India, and for donating 20% of the game's proceeds to the Bharat Ke Veer Trust.
Here is the link to the original Shutterstock image allegedly used in the poster for the new game.
While the world of Twitter seems divided on what they feel about FAU-G, we can all agree that this is a momentous changing point for the Indian mobile gaming industry.Published 04 Sep 2020, 20:58 IST