Since the PUBG Mobile ban, imposed by the Indian government last year, fans of the popular game Battle Royale have been eager for its relaunch in the country. Over the course of the past few months, we’ve seen a number of hints that the game could be relaunched in the country very soon. Now, a new reveal has come out, suggesting that the game could be relaunched under a completely new name, and it won’t be PUBG Mobile India.
According to a new poster of the game discovered by the folks at Gemwire, Krafton and PUBG Corp. are likely to release the game under the name ‘Battlegrounds Mobile’. The new poster was discovered by Gemwire within the source code of the PUBG Mobile India website. For those of you who don’t know, the website went live late last year when the developers announced that they will be relaunching the game soon.
The poster, shown in the image above, has the image of a PUBG gamer landing on what appears to be Miramar (or Karakin’s new map), with the text Battlegrounds Mobile India written in the sandy terrain.
As for the actual release, no official announcement has been made yet, but recent developments have definitely raised expectations once again. Krafton recently posted more PUBG Mobile India related job openings on LinkedIn. Furthermore, the company has stated in interviews that it is focused on relaunching PUBG Mobile rather than bringing the newly announced PUBG: New State to the country. Also, a bunch of PUBG Mobile India teaser videos were released live on the official YouTube channel a few days ago, adding more fuel to the fire. The videos have since been made private, but their appearance seems to indicate that the game’s release is hopefully just around the corner.
Meanwhile, even as Krafton struggles to win back PUBG Mobile, EA’s Apex Legends has started its closed beta in the country, and FAU-G’s Team Deathmatch mode is on the way too. It remains to be seen how well ‘Battlegrounds Mobile’ will fare in a more competitive mobile gaming scene in India.
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