Why is Free Fire India delayed? Expected release date explored

Players waiting for FF India will have to wait a little more (Image via Garena)
Players waiting for FF India will have to wait a little more (Image via Garena)

Free Fire India was expected to be re-launched on September 5, 2023, after the game was banned in 2022 due to security and safety concerns raised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Following Garena’s pleas to get the title unbanned in the country, an India-exclusive edition will be released. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been signed as its brand ambassador and will also be in the game as a playable character, Thala.

The developer further drummed up the community by featuring many other Indian sports athletes, such as Sunil Chhetri, Saina Nehwal, Leander Paes, and Rahul Chaudhari, in Free Fire India's trailer. However, the re-launch has been put on hold for the time being, leaving many FF enthusiasts eagerly waiting.

Why the launch of Free Fire India have been delayed?

The news of the game’s postponement was released through FF's social media handles on September 4 at 8:51 (IST). Numerous factors may have led the developer to take this action. For starters, it is not easy to re-launch a game after it was banned. It must be ensured that the previous concerns raised by the government don’t appear again.

Regulatory concerns, compliance issues, and the pressure on the game to satisfy its audience’s expectations can also be a reason for the delay. We can also presume that the developers are taking the extra time to smoothen out any rough edges to avoid any glitches that can ruin your FF experience.

The aforementioned post read:

"To ensure we can offer the best possible experience to all of our FF India fans from the start, we will postpone the launch by a few more weeks.
In addition to refining the gameplay, we are taking some time to fully complete our localisation of the FF India experience. We would like to thank our FF India community for your support, and hope that you will bear with us while we work on bringing you the ultimate battle royale experience"

As the post’s caption said, the localization process is another reason for the delay. This process is imperative at this stage of the game to give you a more relatable gaming experience. Furthermore, the localization process is essential to a region-exclusive game.

Is there any new launch date for Free Fire India?

Although many days have passed since the news of the postponement of Free Fire India came out, no further information has been released regarding its re-launch. Considering the developer mentioned it will be delayed by some weeks, we can expect some news by the end of this month.

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Edited by Abhipsito Das
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