What you need to know
- Krafton is bringing back PUBG Mobile to India under a new brand name.
- The "new" title, Battlegrounds Mobile, has been customized for the Indian market.
- PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September last year, along with PUBG Mobile Lite and hundreds of other apps of Chinese origin.
PUBG Mobile, which was banned in India last year, will soon relaunch in the country as Battlegrounds Mobile India. PUBG Mobile, which was banned in India last year, will soon relaunch in the country as Battlegrounds Mobile India. As per an official teaser video released by Krafton on YouTube, the game will offer a "world-class multiplayer gaming experience on mobile."
Krafton, the parent company behind PUBG Mobile, said in a statement:
Krafton will collaborate with partners to build an esports ecosystem while bringing in-game content regularly, starting with a series of India specific in-game events at launch, to be announced later.
The new title uses a tri-color theme and is going to be exclusive to the Indian market. Krafton has also promised a series to India specific in-fame events at launch. Sadly, the company hasn't shared a specific release date yet. However, it did confirm that that pre-registrations for Battlegrounds Mobile India will be opened ahead of its official launch in the country. Krafton has also promised to work with partners to ensure the privacy rights of its Indian users are respected.
Before it got banned in India in September, PUBG Mobile had over 50 million monthly active users in the country. It still continues to be popular, as many users have been using the best VPN services to bypass the geo-restriction.