PUBG Mobile India has gotten a go ahead from the government, claims PUBG Mobile content creator
PUBG Mobile fans have been waiting in earnest for their favourite battle royale to return to the country or its Indian iteration, PUBG Mobile India, to launch in the country. Banned in September last year, the PUBG Mobile Corp has been struggling to get the game back here and have removed China's Tencent as the publisher to bring in Korean Krafton.
The company has also tied up with Microsoft Azure to host all the game data locally. Game data not being hosted in the country was one of the main security concerns for the Indian government which lead to the game being banned here.
The company also announced a version of the game, specifically for India, in November last year - PUBG Mobile India. However, since then, reports have it that the company has been struggling to secure a meeting with the Indian government and MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) for a green signal without much success.
But, there seems to be some hope on the horizon for PUBG Mobile fans now.
GodNixon, aka Luv Sharma, a popular PUBG Mobile content creator, has shared an update where he has stated that the Indian government has approved PUBG Mobile India, finally.
In one of his recent videos, titled “PUBG Mobile India Update! Government Approved”, Sharma said - "According to sources, the government has given the green signal for the comeback of PUBG Mobile. However, the exact release date nor the month haven't been finalized, but the game will indeed be returning. Some of the popular content creators, including Ghatak, had posted stories, dropping hints regarding the return."
PUBG Mobile pro gamer Ghatak (Abhijeet Andhare), who plays for esports team TSM, tweeted a day before GodNixon's video:
Nahi batane wala tha par apne londo ka pyaar rok nahi paya next two months are very good for pubg lovers and so many interesting news coming soon for TSM lovers ❤️ please don't ask for date— Abhijeet Andhare (@GHATAK_official) March 27, 2021
Roughly translated Ghatak's tweet states that he had no plans of revealing this information but the support and love from his audience has made him do it and goes on to say that the next two months are going to be very good for PUBG lovers with a lot of exciting news coming soon. And he asked his followers to not ask him for a specific date.
Ghatak might have been hinting towards the same green signal that GodNixon talked about in his video, but it remains to be seen.
Since no official announcement has been made yet, it's best you take this update with a pinch of salt and wait for something official from Krafton or PUBG Mobile India.