The new poster found in the website code clearly states the name of the game as Battlegrounds Mobile India instead of PUBG Mobile India.
PUBG Mobile has been the talk of the town in the Esports scene ever since the game was banned by the government of India last year. PUBG Mobile, since last year, has been reported to make a come to a comeback to the country as PUBG Mobile India. Recently, a teaser for PUBG Mobile India was found online, which was supposedly taken down within minutes of being uploaded, according to fans on social media, who spotted the YouTube teaser.
Now, it is being reported that PUBG Mobile may finally make a comeback to the country with a different name – Battlegrounds Mobile India. According to reports, the new name comes from an updated creative asset, along with a new website battlegroundsmobileindia.in. According to an online report, the website was created on April 7. The creativity found in the source code of the website suggests that the name of the new game will be “Battlegrounds Mobile India.”
The official Facebook handle for PUBG Mobile India has also been changed to @BattlegroundsMobileIN, and PUBG Corporation has also posted several job listings on LinkedIn in India in the last few weeks. The job listings include openings for Senior Marketing Manager, Product Manager, Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager, Associate Director, Legal Counsel, and more, hinting at the company setting up shop in the country.
The report also suggests that the new creative poster was also found on the Battlegrounds India website and has replaced the lantern-flicking creative of the original announcement of PUBG Mobile India.
PUBG Mobile was Banned in India
To recollect, the PUBG-Mobile game was banned in India under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Several other Chinese apps such as TikTok, Camscanner, among others were also banned in the country under the same act. None of the banned apps are available in the country at the moment.
Among all of the banned apps, PUBG-Mobile is the only one that’s trying to re-enter the country. The company is in constant talks with the Indian government. Both Krafton and the government have had several meetings on the comeback of the game.
To relaunch the mobile game in the country, PUBG Mobile India aka Battlegrounds Mobile India will first need to meet all concerns raised by the government at the time of banning the game.
The company has announced that the new version of the game will be launched especially for the Indian market and will comply will all concerns. At the time of releasing the first relaunch trailer, PUBG had revealed that user data and privacy are of the utmost importance for them.