PUBG Mobile took over the mobile gaming space such that perhaps no other game in the past had done before. No longer were mobile gaming enthusiasts stuck playing half-baked ports or rudimentary platformers and endless runners.
For the first time in a while, fans could truly play console-level games such as PUBG on the comforts of their phones. It did not take too long for PUBG Mobile to transcend the boundaries of casual gaming onto competitive esports worldwide.
In India, PUBG Mobile was the catalyst for the birth of a booming gaming culture that saw the rise of many competitive mobile players and streamers. Broadcasting PUBG Mobile took off significantly, and the game was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. However, its ban in India last month put a dampener on things.
But it now seems like the game has been green-lit for a return, and fans are incredibly excited.
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Reactions have been overwhelmingly positive as PUBG Mobile has quite a large fanbase in the country.
The game had hit a brick wall a few months ago after the Indian Government elected to ban it, along with 119 other apps, for their ties to Chinese organizations. Krafton Inc has gone through a massive transformative period since, even severing ties with industry juggernaut Tencent Games for a re-launch in India.
PUBG Mobile will be receiving some changes specific to the Indian landscape, such as limiting playtime, default clothing, and change in the color of hit markers.
The Indian PUBG Mobile audience is yet to make up their minds regarding these changes, and we will have to wait and see how they react once the game is finally out.
What is for sure is that PUBG Mobile players will finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief when the game does become available for download on the Google Play Store.Published 17 Nov 2020, 11:20 IST