BGMI back on the Google Play Store from today? You can download now? Here is TRUTH
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) may be back from the dead, but it still cannot be downloaded from Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
One of the most popular battle royal mobile games in India, Battlegrounds Mobile India, also known as BGMI, has seen its ban lifted. Earlier it was reported that BGMI could be downloaded from the Google Play Store, but that has turned out to be a ‘glitch', says the company. Presently, BGMI is not available on the Apple App Store for iOS, or on Google Play for Android.
Ina statement, BGMI said, “This is a glitch.” It added, “Currently, the closed test track for BGMI is updated. Those who opted for a public test for the game before its launch are expected to get a message which takes them to play store for downloading the game.”
It added, However, the link wont work and the game cannot be downloaded as the servers have been shut. We also understand that some other users who had not opted for the closed test are also getting this message. This is a technical error and we are working on resolving it."
In effect, users currently cannot play BGMI. It is anticipated that this problem will be resolved shortly.
Just a few days ago, BGMI ban was lifted by the Indian government. BGMI was removed from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store last year due to security concerns. PUBG Mobile, the predecessor of BGMI, remains banned in India for similar reasons, including its connection to China. Some lawmakers also expressed opposition to the game's availability in India due to its impact on children.
It has been reported that BGMI's current return is contingent upon certain conditions set by the Indian government. Firstly, the government has requested the developer to incorporate a time limit into the game to address addiction concerns. Secondly, BGMI is reportedly required to modify its user interface (UI) to make it suitable for Indian audiences. Interestingly, prior to its ban, BGMI was already customised for Indian users, and Krafton had announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure to safeguard Indian users' data.
The return of BGMI also brings relief to numerous professional mobile gamers. Loco founders, Ashwin Suresh and Anirudh Pandita, commented on the revival, stating, “This comeback holds immense potential for players and the gaming industry as a whole.”
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