Mobile announced on Thursday that it will launch a new, tailor-made
version of PUBG for the Indian players, named PUBG Mobile India.
being banned by the central government back in September, PUBG Corporation had
announced that it would no longer authorize Shenzen-based Tencent Games to run PUBG
Mobile operations in India.
PUBG Corp had announced that it would ban the game starting October 30 in
India, the game is still accessible to those who had downloaded it on their Android
and iOS devices.
new game is going to maximize the security of player data, and regular checks
and verifications are going to take place in order to ensure safe storage of
to the company, several in-game modifications are going to be added in the version,
including the game now being set in a virtual simulation training-ground,
pre-clothed characters, and green hit-effects to highlight the virtual
undertone of the game. Furthermore, for younger players, there will be an option
of restricting game time.
comply with local regulations, the organization has taken the decision to set
up a local office to enhance communication and service with players.
addition to establishing a local office, the company will look to actively
collaborate and leverage local businesses to strengthen its gaming service,”
the developers were quoted to be saying.
Mobile and its parent company Krafton are also planning to make $100 million
(approximately Rs 746 crores) investment to “cultivate the local video games, e-sports, entertainment,
and IT industries.”
September this year, the Indian government had banned the application, along
with PUBG Mobile Lite and 116 other apps, stating that they had received complaints
from several sources regarding misuse of some mobile apps on Android and iOS
platforms stealing and secretively transmitting user data in an unauthorised
manner to servers located outside India.