It’s the lull before the storm, as they say. It’s been a few days since the official return of PUBG Mobile in India has been confirmed in a new avatar called PUBG Mobile India, time has stood still for PUBG fans. There is some excitement about when the game returns to the smartphones of PUBG fans in India. The past few months have been scorching without their favorite battle royale game, after the Indian government banned the game as part of a crackdown on Chinese-owned smartphone apps. PUBG Corporation claims that PUBG Mobile India was created specifically for the Indian market with the data privacy and safety of Indian gamers being the top priority.
PUBG’s popularity is perhaps best explained by the numbers the game had timed before the ban was imposed. PUBG Mobile was incredibly popular in India before it was ripped from gamers’ lives in India. In fact, around 25% of PUBG’s entire global player base is from India – online analytics company SensorTower confirming in numbers over the summer that PUBG has seen over 175 million game installs. in India – these are figures from September, just before the ban was announced. There seems to be an understanding that localization is necessary as an ingredient for PUNG Mobile India hence the developers’ insistence that all player data will be stored securely and there will be Regular safety audits and checks of storage systems. PUBG Corporation’s parent company, KRAFTON, will also invest $ 100 million in India to promote video games, e-sports, and the entertainment and computer industries.
When is PUBG Mobile India released? There are a lot of potential dates going around, depending on what sources you access on the World Wide Web. However, PUBG Corporation or its Indian affiliate have yet to announce any official date. It just says “coming soon” for the PUBG Mobile India release date, but with the new “countdown begins” update today, the game is expected to be released very soon.
Why is the game called PUBG Mobile India? PUBG Corporation claims that PUBG Mobile India has been specially tailored for Indian gamers. “Various aspects of the game will be customized for Indian players, such as the game now taking place in a virtual simulation training ground, new characters starting automatically dressed, and green stroke effects to reflect the virtual nature of the game. More importantly, the company will include a feature that places restrictions on playing time in order to promote healthy playing habits for young players, ”the developer said in an official statement. PUBG Corporation says there will be regular audits and checks of the storage systems where Indian user data will be stored, including personally identifiable information.
PUBG Corporation’s parent company, KRAFTON, will also invest $ 100 million in India to promote video games, e-sports, and the entertainment and computer industries.
Why was there a ban on PUBG Mobile? It was in September that PUBG Mobile was banned in India as part of the government’s third crackdown on Chinese apps. No less than 118 other Chinese-owned apps have been banned in India, including Ludo World, APUS Launcher, Ulike, AliPay, Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster, Tencent Weiyun, Baidu, FaceU, AppLock Lite and Cleaner – Phone Booster. Previously, the Indian government banned 59 apps on June 29, followed by a second crackdown almost a month later by banning 47 more apps that cloned previously restricted apps in India. The crackdown was carried out under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, read with the relevant provisions of the 2009 Information Technology Rules (procedure and guarantees for blocking access for public information), citing concerns about India’s security, integrity and defense. .
Have players been able to play PUBG Mobile, the older version, since? Technically, since the game ban, the guidelines make it clear that downloading or updating the game through unofficial methods or trying to access online content bypassing the restrictions is illegal and illegal in India.
Does PUBG Corporation and its Indian entity have permission to use PUBG Mobile India? At this time, the company has not clarified whether it has the necessary regulatory clearances from authorities to launch PUBG Mobile India. However, with the wheels now moving for the launch of PUBG Mobile India, one would expect the permissions to be very much a matter of time, if not already. Notice, and we’ll say it again, there has been no official statement from PUBG Corporation or the Indian government regarding the approvals and permissions for the new game’s release, yet.
What about the data audits the company is talking about? PUBG Corporation and parent company KRAFTON have worked with Microsoft to use Microsoft Azure cloud services to host PUBG Mobile game data. It was October 2017 when PUBG switched to Microsoft Azure from Amazon Web Services for the Xbox version of the game, and it is now expected that all mobile, PC, and console versions of the game will use Azure, if not already.
What about my data if I was already playing PUBG? It is now reported that your existing player IDs that you used for PUBG Mobile before it was banned will also carry over for PUBG Mobile India. This means that there is no need to create a separate ID when you start playing PUBG Mobile India, and report all progress, achievements, rewards, skins and more. PUBG Corporation says there will be regular audits and checks of the storage systems where Indian user data will be stored, including personally identifiable information.