PUBG’s return as ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’

PUBG Mobile, the game, which was banned in September last year, is expected to be launched soon in India in the form of Battlegrounds Mobile India and pre-registrations for the game have already seen great traction on the Google Play Store. Even before it renters India, a number of oppositions have popped up against the comeback of mobile gaming.

Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is a revamped version of the wildly-popular battle royale game PUBG, has a different name but it is essentially the same game, according to concerns among citizens. Despite attempts to get the game banned before its launch, the Indian home ministry clarified that it cannot take action to stop the launch of a particular game or app in India. Over the past 45 days, there have been numerous other things that have also taken place regarding the game. Battlegrounds Mobile India is likely to be launched on June 18, 2021, as per reports. The game saw 7.6 Mn pre-registrations on its opening day, and crossed the 20 Mn mark within two weeks. PUBG Mobile, the most popular video game in the country, was banned in India along with several other apps of Chinese origin. The game has now gone through several changes and has been localized specifically for India – which includes several changes specific to the Indian market.

Despite the concerns of home ministry’s statements indicating that the game was banned for security reasons, Battlegrounds Mobile India is said to have been revamped to meet the government’s data localisation and security requirements.