PUBG Mobile India update: Poster hinting India return published, then deleted

PUBG Mobile India

PUBG Mobile seems to be playing hide-and-seek! Couple of days ago, PUBG Mobile India launch teaser video was posted briefly on the official YouTube channel but it was deleted later. And now there is another hint that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG Mobile may soon be making its reentry in India.

The official Facebook page of the game has changed its username to ‘BattlegroundsMobileIN’. And this indicates that the game may make a comeback to India under a new name – Battlegrounds Mobile India.

Poster published then deleted

A new poster for the game under a new name “Battlegrounds Mobile” has been doing rounds on social media. And this poster was reportedly published by the makers of the game but was later removed.

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However, parent company of PUBG Mobile – Krafton – has not made any official announcement regarding the game’s release date in India.

PUBG Mobile India

What did the teaser video reveal?

As per reports, the teaser video did not reveal the launch date of PUBG Mobile India but suggested that the game is coming soon. However, they have been saying this since long.

About PUBG Mobile India

The government had banned PUBG Mobile in India following which an Indian version of PUBG Mobile was announced in November 2020.

The official account of PUBG Mobile India had said earlier that the game will adhere to the local government laws.

It was reported that Krafton, the parent company, has inked an agreement with Microsoft to use the Azure cloud services for storing the data of players in order to meet Indian government’s concerns over privacy.

The game will also get some changes to meet Indian needs. There will be more localised content which will be in-line with India. Moreover, some violent effects such as the blood effect will also be toned down.

Krafton had said that an Indian subsidiary with over 100 employees will also be set up in order to boost the esports ecosystem in India and local game development. PUBG Corp will invest around 100 million dollar to help esports scene in India.

Why PUBG Mobile was banned in India?

The government of India has banned the game under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act because the app has engaged in activities that undermine sovereignty and integrity, defense and security of India.

India had banned the game, along with other Chinese apps, back in September.

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