PUBG Mobile Will Return To India With $100 Million Investment
About a couple of months after the Indian government banned PUBG Mobile alongside hundreds of other Chinese apps citing security reasons, PUBG Corp is finally bringing the game back into the country.
This was revealed by the company via a press release, saying it will be bringing back the game under a new name â€œPUBG Mobile Indiaâ€ which is specifically created for India. The news follows reports over the last few days that the company is planning a return to IndiaÂ and is working with top streamers for an announcement, withÂ ads around Diwali.
â€œThanks to overwhelming community enthusiasm for PUBG esports in India, the company also plans to make investments by hosting India-exclusive esports events, which will feature the biggest tournaments, the largest prize pools, and the best tournament productions.â€
The game will come with changes tailored to Indian requirements. Especially as far as the security and privacy of players in India is concerned, the company says that itÂ â€œwill conduct regular audits and verifications on the storage systems holding Indian usersâ€™ personally identifiable information to reinforce security and ensure that their data is safely managed.â€
There are also going to be some in-game changes. The game will now have green hit markers, and will be set in a virtual simulation training ground, according to the release. Iâ€™m not entirely sure exactly how much this game will differ from the PUBG Mobile we know, but hopefully it wonâ€™t change a lot. The company hasnâ€™t announced a release date yet, but hopefully weâ€™ll get to learn more about it soon.