New Delhi, May 7 2021: PUBG the popular multiplayer video game that the Indian government banned in September last year – among many other games of Chinese origin—looks set to stage a comeback in a new avatar.
Krafton, the South Korean video game developer, announced yesterday that it would shortly launch a new game – Battlegrounds Mobile India -- that, going by the promotional YouTube video looks very similar to PUBG.
Krafton says the new game 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 launch as a free-to-play experience on mobile devices. It will have a period of pre-registration before the launch. The game will be available to play only in India. 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.
Adds the Krafton announcement: With privacy and data security being a top priority, Krafton will be working with partners, to ensure data protection and security, at each stage. This will ensure privacy rights are respected, and all data collection and storage will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in India and for players here.
Krafton, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) and TERA. Krafton currently consists of PUBG Studio, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings.