PUBG Corporation is currently underway to relaunch its PUBG Mobile game in India with local twist after the recent ban. It has announced that the new game will be called PUBG Mobile India. The company, so far, has not announced when the game will be made available to Indian players.
PUBG Mobile India is currently taking pre-registration in the Tap-Tap application. However, PUBG Corporation has not authenticated the pre-register listing, and on its official website, it still shows that the game is “coming soon.” As per a report by the Indian Express report, it is not clear if the listing is genuine and not just a placeholder created by TapTap, which is a popular store for downloading games. Further, the game’s comeback is still contingent on government approval, which might not come so easily.
You first need to download and install the TapTap app store to your Android device from the company’s official website to make the pre-registration. Then you need to create a TapTap account and login using your credentials. You can now search for PUBG Mobile India and click to open its listing. There you can tap on the pre-register button. The listing has collected over 4,00,000 followers till now and a slew of comments stating that it could be a fake listing. The game was banned in India under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act along with PUBG Mobile Lite and 115 other apps. The government banned the application mentioning that the app is engaged in activities that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity, defence and security of the country. PUBG Corporation withdrew the partnership with Tencent Games to distribute its game in India and use Microsoft Azure servers to get the game back. It states that it will provide Indian players with “a secure and healthy gameplay environment,” in which it will ensure that the privacy and security of Indian player data is its top priority. The company states that it will host regular audits and verifications on the storage systems to ensure that its functioning is proper. Moreover, PUBG Mobile India will reflect local needs, including clothing on new characters, a virtual simulation training ground setting and a green hit effect instead of red blood. There was earlier a discussion on the players’ clothing, so they decided to change all the outfits for the Indian version.