BGMI Could Soon Make a Come Back, Krafton Says It is Continuing Efforts to Resume Services in India

Krafton has issued its earnings press release for the third quarter of 2022, and the company has stated that it is continuing its efforts to bring BGMI back to India.

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BGMI and PUBG publisher, Krafton has released their earnings report of 2022 Q3s. In their press release, the company stated that it is making constant efforts to resume the services of the game in India. Furthermore, they mentioned that the company would continue investing in the Indian Gaming market.

It has been four months since BGMI had been barred from Play Store and Apple App store and later it was confirmed that the government banned the game. This is the second official statement that the company has released to date. Earlier, in August, Krafton mentioned that it is working with the concerned authorities to resolve the issues in order to bring the game back to the country. However, the company has not disclosed any timeline or potential return date for the game’s comeback.

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Krafton is Trying to Resume BGMI services in India

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In the official earnings press release, the company stated, “KRAFTON is continuing its efforts to resume services for BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI) and will continue investing in the Indian games market.” It remains to be seen whether the company will get succeed in its attempts to make the game re-release possible.

On 28 July 2022, the Indian government removed Battlegrounds Mobile India from the virtual storefronts due to security privacy concerns. The sudden removal of the game has resulted in a massive negative impact on the Indian Gaming community as it gave a rebirth to several esports tournaments moreover, it was furtherly affected by Free Fire being banned in the country.

Recently, Several personalities in the Indian gaming community have been hinting about the game’s return in near future. A few of them include Warmania’s CEO – Hrishav Bhattacharjee, Orangutan Gaming founder – Yash Banushali, Akop, and Saumraj. Akop and Saumraj have tipped their audience that the game will be back with a new publisher and the new publisher would be of Indian-based. They further mentioned that the new publisher would be Airtel or Jio, according to the sources they received.

Earlier this month, Yash Bhanushali tweeted that the Indian Government is actively working to regulate esports in India. Moreover, he mentioned that Free Fire and BGMI would return shortly.

Warmania’s CEO, Hrishav Bhattacharjee said the game’s return is short. During one of his live Instagram sessions, he claimed that BGMI’s comeback is sooner than ever expected. “According to the latest updates, the game is returning very soon, even sooner than expected,” he said.

Following that, another viewer inquired as to whether fans might anticipate the game to resume at the beginning of December. Responding to his query, he said, “Not at the start of December, but you guys might get it on 25th December, according to my recent discussions with the sources.”

He also stated that the game will be released between December 25, 2022, and the first week of February 2023, with esports activity beginning in March. “During this period, you will get to see a lot of things and announcements. You will also get an official announcement from Krafton,” he stated.

It should be reminded that the same sort of rumours or leaks has surfaced on the Internet regarding PUBG Mobile’s return following its ban. With Krafton’s statement, we can completely expect BGMI to come back any sooner as the Government banned the game using the same laws that were used to ban PUBG Mobile and Free Fire. Battlegrounds Mobile India will only return to the country when the Government gives a green signal. Therefore, we suggest the players take these rumours with a pinch of salt and be hopeful about the game’s return.

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