‘PUBG’ returning to India as ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’

Indian players can now rejoice, finally! PUBG is coming back in the South-Asian country soon, as Battlegrounds Mobile India.

PUBG Mobile developer Krafton just announced that it would release the game with a new name, Battlegrounds Mobile India.

The government of India banned the viral battle royale title last year due to border tensions with China.

‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ early details

To everyone’s surprise, the reveal came on Thursday via the official Battlegrounds Mobile India YouTube channel.

A ten-second teaser showed a change in the name with three colors of the Indian flag.

And as expected, all die-hard players of the country began cheering on social media platforms.

Many of them expressed great joy and satisfaction after knowing that their favorite battle royale game is coming back.

A release date is yet to arrive in the future.

Reports suggest that PUBG Mobile was the most popular smartphone title in the country before it got banned. It had nearly 200 million downloads.

Also, it had 50 million active users upon the time of its eventual ban.

Although South Korean studio Krafton is behind the game, Tencent, a Chinese company, handles the mobile version.

However, to enter the Indian region, Krafton ended its ties with Tencent. In simple words, Battlegrounds Mobile India will have no connection with the China company.

It will be interesting to see how the relaunch of the immensely celebrated game is received once it comes out.

Well, it’s likely to surpass all the previous records, no doubt, considering the love among Indian mobile players.

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Major games coming in 2021

While one country awaits the return of PUBG, other gamers across the globe are looking forward to multiple heavyweights.

There’s a big wave of most-awaited titles coming in the remaining part of the year.

This month itself is revealing potential blockbusters like Resident Evil Village and the remastered Mass Effect trilogy.

Halo Infinite, Far Cry 6, a new Call of Duty entry, God of War: Ragnarok, and Horizon Forbidden West are also highly anticipated.

But that’s not it!

The line-up extends further with Dying Light 2, Shadow Warrior 3, No More Heroes 3, and Stray.

Psychonauts 2, GhostWire: Tokyo, New World, Humankind, Cyber Shadow, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are other crucial launches.

Coming back to Battleground Mobile India, again, then it will soon receive a release date.

What do you think about all the major games arriving this year? Are you excited and hyped for trying them out?

Drop your reactions and any other thought you have on our social media handle on Twitter at @MICKYNewsOz.

 

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