The company said that it will launch a local version of its popular game with in-game content that will be tailored to reflect local needs. Various aspects of the game will be customised for Indian gamers, such as the game now being set in a virtual simulation training ground, new characters automatically starting clothed, and green hit effects to reflect the virtual nature of the game. Additionally, PUBG Corporation also said that it plans to create an Indian subsidiary, which will hire over 100 employees specialising in business, esports, and game development backgrounds. In addition to establishing a local office, the company said it will look to actively collaborate and leverage local businesses to strengthen its gaming service.
As per reports, pre-registration for PUBG Mobile India is already going on for select Android and iOS users on Tap Tap game sharing community. The listing says that the game will be available in English as well as in Hindi.
However, there is still confusion as to whether this the official way of registering for the new game. There has not been any formal announcement from PUBG about pre-registration.
PUBG reportedly is in the process of setting up an Indian subsidiary for its presence in India. It will hire 100 people from gaming, business and game development background.
PUBG Mobile India is being designed with Indian sensibilities and preferences in mind. Krafton Inc has tied up with Microsoft Azure to address the issues of data security of Indian users. PUBG has not announced launch date in India officially.
While banning the 118 apps including PUBG Mobile, the Centre had said that it received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India. “The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” the government had noted.
Last month, the South Korean company revoked the Indian franchisee of PUBG Mobile from Chinese Tencent Games, which distributed the game in the Indian market. In addition, the company said that it plans to create an Indian subsidiary, which will hire over 100 employees specialising in business, esports, and game development backgrounds. In addition to establishing a local office, the company said it will look to actively collaborate and leverage local businesses to strengthen its gaming service.
Although the company has officially said that it will release information on the launch on a later date, those in know of the developments said the game is expected to be released over the next few months.
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