If you are one of the millions of eSports players and gamers who have been waiting for Battlegrounds Mobile India to return, there is good news. The popular PUBG mobile version for Indian users will be returning soon, developer Krafton confirms. The game was banned in July last year by the Indian government under Section 69 of the IT Act, citing privacy concerns. Since then, the eSports scene in the country has suffered immensely.
However, there is still a long way to go before the ban lifts completely. The re-launch of the popular battle royale game is subject to a number of restrictions, according to a report from India Today Tech. The company will be required to limit the amount of time that a player can play the game in a day for 90 days, and also not show blood in-game by default. These changes will be aimed at curbing addiction to the game and keeping children away from it.
The news comes just a few days after a new job posting surfaced on the official Krafton website, seeking a quality assurance analyst for the India Mobile team. The South Korean publisher has been working to get the ban lifted ever since the game was removed from Google Play and Apple App Store under government order in August last year.
The re-launch of the BGMI will be a major boon to the gaming industry in India, which is growing rapidly thanks to PUBG’s popularity. It will help the eSports scene in the country and also give more players an opportunity to try out the game if the restrictions are eased.