The popular mobile game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), formerly known as PUBG Mobile, may soon make a return to India under strict government supervision. The game was banned in India in September 2020 due to concerns over data privacy and national security.
According to reports, the Indian government has given permission to Krafton, the South Korean company that owns BGMI, to launch a trial version of the game in India. The trial period will last for 90 days and will be closely monitored by the government to ensure that the game complies with all Indian laws and regulations.
During the trial period, Krafton will be required to make certain changes to the game to address the concerns raised by the Indian government. These changes may include the removal of certain features that were deemed to be inappropriate or offensive, as well as the implementation of stronger data privacy and security measures.
The government has also stipulated that the game must be made available only to users who are over the age of 18, and that it must include a number of safety features to protect young users from inappropriate content and online predators.
If the trial period is successful and the game meets all the government’s requirements, it is expected that BGMI will be officially launched in India later this year. This will be welcome news for the millions of Indian gamers who have been eagerly awaiting the return of the popular mobile game. However, it is important to note that the government’s decision to allow the trial version of BGMI does not mean that the concerns over data privacy and national security have been fully addressed. It is therefore essential that Krafton continues to work closely with the Indian government to ensure that the game complies with all Indian laws and regulations, and that the safety and security of Indian users is always a top priority.
In conclusion, the news that BGMI may soon make a return to India under strict government supervision is a positive development for the Indian gaming community. However, it is important that the game is launched only after all the necessary safety and security measures have been put in place, and that it complies with all Indian laws and regulations. The trial period of 90 days will be a crucial period for Krafton to demonstrate its commitment to the Indian market and to address the concerns raised by the Indian government.
Here is the official announcement from BGMI
BGMI has published a notice on its official website that game will be soon available for download on the Google Play Store and App store. BGMI said in the notice “Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO, KRAFTON, Inc. India, says “We are highly grateful to the Indian authorities for allowing us to resume operations of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI). We would like to extend our gratitude to our Indian gaming community for their support and patience over the past few months. We are excited to announce that BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will be available for download soon and we cannot wait to welcome you back to our platform. We believe in the power of gaming to bring people together and create unforgettable experiences. We are committed to delivering exceptional products and services to our users in India and beyond, and we look forward to continuing our journey with you.”
Official Link: https://www.battlegroundsmobileindia.com/news_view/823