There’s reportedly a PUBG Mobile ad for India in the works, could this mean the game is set to return?

According to sources, there is an advertisement being shot with well-known PUBG Mobile players and a big announcement is expected on November 12.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Nov 10 2020, 09:34 AM IST
If the sources are correct, then an advertisement is one of the clearest indications that PUBG Mobile is prepping to mark its return.
If the sources are correct, then an advertisement is one of the clearest indications that PUBG Mobile is prepping to mark its return. (PUBG Mobile)

Krafton, PUBG Corp’s parent company, recently struck a deal with Microsoft earlier this month and announced that it will be using Microsoft Azure to host its portfolio of multi-platform products, including PUBG and PUBG Mobile. 

While that was a step towards the battle royale marking its return to India after being banned in late June, according to a report by AFKGaming that cites “reliable inside sources within the Indian gaming and esports industry”, there is an advertisement for PUBG Mobile in the works for India.

If the sources are correct, then this is the clearest indication that the game is prepping to mark its return.

According to reports, the ad features well-known PUBG Mobile players and also has a Bollywood actor starring in it and PUBG Mobile is expected to make a “big announcement” on November 12.

Also Read: PUBG Mobile's plans to return to India gain momentum with Microsoft deal

Krafton and Microsoft’s deal works towards ensuring that “privacy rights are respected and relevant software will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations” and this could allow PUBG Corp to “comply with the Indian government’s requirements and distance itself from any Chinese involvement”. This follows PUBG Corp distancing itself from Tencent following the PUBG Mobile ban in India. 

Also Read: PUBG Mobile might be planning its India comeback, announcement expected soon

According to TechCrunch, PUBG Corp has also reportedly informed some of the high-profile streamers in the country, privately, that they expect to resume service in India before the end of the year. Now, with the deal with Microsoft, and this report of an ad in the works, the return of PUBG Mobile seems to be pretty close.

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First Published Date: 10 Nov, 09:34 AM IST
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