Back in September, PUBG Mobile got imposed with a ban in India along with 117 other Chinese apps due to not so transparent privacy. Even after the ban, the mobile battle royale was playable by many gamers across the country. Of course, there has to be some kind of tinkering to make that work. Last week, PUBG Corporation shut down the Indian servers and took the rights back from Tencent Games in India. Since the official ban to the shutting down of servers, we’ve seen a massive number of reports and claims talking about its comeback.
PUBG Mobile India will cater to the Indian players of the popular battle royale!
PUBG Corporation has now announced that it is bringing back its popular mobile battle royale game to Indian users. This time the company will bring a new country-focussed version of the game. This new version will aim to address various issues that were present earlier. According to the company, the new PUBG Mobile India will focus more on data security for all its users. Furthermore, PUBG Corp will work hard for its app to adhere to the government’s regulations.
The company will implement regular audits and verifications to make sure that the stored data remain safe. Apart from data security and privacy, PUBG Mobile India will also bring some new in-game additions. The developers announced that they will customize few aspects to “reflect local needs”. We’re looking at green hit effects instead of red, virtual simulation training ground setting, layers of clothing on new characters, and more.
To make sure that younger players are not spending their entire time playing mobile games, PUBG Mobile India will also limit the gameplay time for its users. PUBG Mobile Corp is also planning to open a local office with around 100 employees. That makes sense considering the company recently was hiring on LinkedIn for India.
Around $100 million in investments in India!
Apart from just setting up new offices and bringing back the improved version of the game, PUBG Corp and its parent company Krafton is planning to make a massive investment. The company announced a $100 million investment which is approximately INR 746 crores. These investments will be used to “cultivate local video games, e-sports, entertainment, and IT industries”. Sadly, PUBG Corp has not announced the concrete launch timeline as of now.