The launch of PUBG Mobile India is still a mystery as there has been no formal discussion between PUBG / Krafton and Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). An online publication that filed an RTI and asked MetY for clarity, and found that there has been no official meeting regarding the launch of PUBG Mobile India. PUBG Mobile, as it was originally named, was banned in India in September last year along with 117 other apps. Since then, developers have been trying to bring the game back to India and have tried to change the name to various mobiles such as PUBG Mobile India, change the color of blood from the game and more.
The RTI filed by JVTR asked Mabetti some questions on the status of PUBG Mobile and on his return to India came to the conclusion that there was no formal discussion between PUBG / Krafton and the government body. Although the app creator had announced a return to India, previous RTI replies indicate that the matter is very uncertain.
There have been several attempts by Crafton and its subsidiary PUBG Corporation to bring PUBG Mobile back to India. Following the ban, PUBG Corporation announced that it would acquire PUBG Mobile from Tencent Games in India. Then, PUBG Corporation started hiring for its India office. In November, the developers released a teaser showing that the game is coming back to India as PUBG Mobile India soon. At the time, the team said it would make several changes to adapt the game “to reflect local needs”.
IGN India also reported that the company recently appointed Aneesh Arvind as PUBG Mobile India Country Manager. IGN noted that Arvind was previously in charge of Tencent’s India operations, including PUBG Mobile.
However, there is no confirmation of any launch soon. Fans eagerly waiting for the update on PUBG Mobile’s India launch will unfortunately have to wait.
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