Popular mobile video game application PUBG (Player Unknown Battle Ground) will be making its resurgence in India, two months after the ban from the country, and this time, the creator of the game had announced that it is planning to launch a new game PUBG Mobile India and the development has relished the gamers who put the game into the popularity.
The new PUBG game will be created exclusively for the Indian market. According to reports, PUBG's parent company Krafton has announced that it plans to invest $100 million in India in its bid to install a new video game, entertainment, and IT industries. PUBG Corp has planned to establish an Indian subsidiary to enhance communications and services with the players.
This Indian subsidiary will hire over a hundred employees specializing in business, esports, and game development and besides that, the company will also be collaborating with the local businesses to enhance its gaming service in India. The game would be making a comeback two months after the Indian government has banned the gaming application by citing national security concerns.
PUBG was one of the hundreds of applications banned by India as an exercise to curb the Chinese apps in the country due to security concerns. As PUBG makes a come back to India, the gaming company asserted that the privacy and security of Indian players' data will be the top priority and said that the company will conduct regular audits and verifications on the storage systems holding Indian users' personally identifiable information to reinforce security and ensure that their data is managed safely.
The reports say that various aspects of the game will be altered and customized for the Indian gamers and the gaming company has said that the new PUBG Mobile India will include a feature imposing restrictions on game time which has been expected to promote healthy gameplay habits for younger players. The company is yet to reveal the release date of the new game.
In its statement, the gaming company said that it also plans to make investments by hosting India-exclusive esports events, which will feature the biggest tournaments, the largest prize pools, and the best tournament productions. It must be noted that the Indian government had banned the game on September 2 under section 69A of the Information Technology Act and the government has cited that the game has been engaging in activities that are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty, defence, and security of the country.
Chinese company Tencent Games had distributed PUBG in India and the Central government had banned PUBG as the Chinese distributor didn't stick to the Indian laws. Recently, PUBG Corp announced that it will be revoking the distribution rights for the game in India from Tencent. After the corp had taken over the making and distribution, it has now announced that PUBG Mobile India will be launched soon, in a bid to retain one of its largest markets, and said that the new game will be specially made for the Indian market.