PUBG Corporation announces plans for PUBG Mobile India
Following the complete ban of PUBG Mobile, PUBG Corporation had announced that it is taking over complete rights of the game in India. It was rumored that the company is planning to launch a new version of the game specifically for Indian gamers. Today, the company has turned the rumor into reality. PUBG MOBILE INDIA will be a completely new game created specifically for the Indian audience.
This should come as a relief for a number of PUBG Mobile fans and professional gamers. PUBG Corp. has said that it wants to provide a secure and healthy gameplay environment alongside investments to cultivate local video game, esports, entertainment, and IT industries. It has announced plans to conduct regular audits and verifications on storage systems that will contain Indian users’ personally identifiable information to reinforce security and ensure that their data is safely managed.
There are also plans to introduce new in-game content tailored to suit the local requirements. While the company hasn’t shared a lot of details, one can expect the game to be now set in a virtual simulation training ground, new characters automatically starting clothed, and green hit effects. There will also be a new feature that will place restrictions on gameplay time so as to keep a check on younger players. A local office with over 100 employees will also be launched to improve communication and services with players. The company also plans to actively collaborate and leverage local businesses to strengthen its gaming service.
Lastly, PUBG Corp’s parent company KRAFTON Inc. is also planning to make investments worth $100 million in India. They claim that this makes it the largest investment by a Korean company to specifically promote local video game, esports, entertainment, and IT industries. The company will also make investments by hosting India-exclusive esports events featuring large-scale tournaments with massive prize pools. Recently, KRAFTON Inc struck a global deal with cloud computing major Microsoft Azure to host PUBG and PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Mobile was banned by the Indian government along with over 100 Chinese apps back in September on the grounds of national security and integrity. While the game was accessible until last month, a strict order forced the game developers to put a complete halt on October 30. As of now, there is no confirmation as to when exactly the game will return in India. But the announcement is a huge step and a reaffirmation that PUBG Mobile is here to stay. It remains to be seen how the Indian government reacts to this announcement. Meanwhile, ensure that you do brush up your skills.