Battlegrounds Mobile India Officially Announced By Krafton Replacing PUBG Mobile in India, Pre-registrations Starting Soon

The name — Battlegrounds Mobile India — has been rumoured for a few days now, but South Korean Krafton Inc confirmed the same today.

Battlegrounds Mobile India

The creator of PUBG Mobile has confirmed rumours about the name of its new game in India. As reported over the past few days, a game called Battlegrounds Mobile India is in the works for the country, though Krafton didn’t reveal a launch date for the same. The name Battlegrounds Mobile India was seen in posters on social media that the company had posted earlier this week. It also changed the handles for its Facebook and Instagram pages in India to @BattlegroundsMobileIn, suggesting that the new game will be called such. The game is of course the revamped version of PUBG Mobile meant specifically for India.

Further, Krafton said that Battlegrounds Mobile India will have a battle royale experience and it will have a “period of pre-registration” before it launches in India. The game will also be available only to Indian users. “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 company said through a press release.

“With privacy and data security being a top priority, KRAFTON will be working with partners, to ensure data protection and security, at each stage. This will ensure privacy rights are respected, and all data collection and storage will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in India and for players here,” it added.

PUBG Mobile had been banned in India in October last year, adding it to the list of over 200 Chinese apps the government banned in the country after the Galwan Valley clash with China. Krafton, in turn, had stripped Chinese Tencent Games of its license for running PUBG Mobile in India, though the Chinese giant remains an investor in Krafton.

The South Korean company had also said it will be spending $100 million to set up India specific operations, and will hire staff in the country. The company has put out multiple job postings for the same and also donated Rs. 1.5 crore to the PM Cares Fund for COVID relief in the country, in efforts that are meant to appease the government.

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