Indian gamers are eagerly awaiting the return of PUBG Mobile in the country in its all new avatar. Two months after the government banned it under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, PUBG Corporation announced in November that the game will make a comeback in the Indian market.
The rumour mill has it that the battle royal game will be launched by the first week of December. However, the central government is yet to permit PUBG Corporation to officially re-launch the game in India.
“Any banned entity can’t operate just by floating a new company. This even Tik Tok or anyone else can do. They will have to get permissions from MEITY to operate once again in India”, a ministry official told Inside Sport anonymously.
Reportedly, the new version of PUBG for Indian users will be partially different from the global version of the game. Besides new characters and skin, there will be a feature to restrict the amount of time young players can spend on the game. Also, the new version will have a virtual simulation ground setting. More importantly, the game will provide data security to its players and follow all the regulations laid down by the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology.
The mobile game became a sensation in India ever since its launch. According to a 2018 Quartz India survey, over 30 million Indian users played PUBG on a daily basis. India came only second to the United States in terms of the PUBG user base.
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