Last fall, PUBG Mobile was removed from the Indian market, but a replacement is in the works, produced by the same company Krafton. Battleground Mobile India will be the new name, and it will feature localized in-game activities this time.
PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds) withdrew from the Asian country after the government outlawed the app, claiming it was “prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity, protection, state security, and public order.”
The real explanation for this argument was that PUBG had connections to Tencent, a Chinese conglomerate, and India and China are currently at odds over a border dispute.
All collected data will be stored on Indian servers, and Battleground Mobile will run “in complete compliance with all relevant laws” in India and Indian matches. The game’s release is just one small step in Krafton’s efforts to warm up to the Indian government; the company has also pledged a $100 million investment in the region and the creation of 100 new jobs.