For PUBG Mobile fans in India, there’s some good news. The game might be coming back to the market soon, though the name will be different. Krafton, the South Korean video game developer, has announced a new game for the India market called ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’.
Based on the trailer, the new battle royale game looks a lot like the original PUBG Mobile that was very popular in the country before it was banned last year in September.
In a press statement, Krafton has said that the “BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will release with exclusive in-game events like outfits and features and will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues.” The game will be available to play for free on smartphones. This is a battle royale game, similar to PUBG Mobile.
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.
Now, to answer the most important question – When can you play Battlegrounds Mobile India in the country? Krafton did not offer a timeline but says that the game will up for pre-registration ahead of launch. We can expect that to happen very soon. So we will have to wait to learn whether this game will be similar to PUBG Mobile or bring some new features to the Indian mobile gamers.