Krafton Inc., the South Korean gaming company, claims to have gained over 20 million pre-registrations for Battlegrounds Mobile India. It got 7.6 million pre-registrations on the first day and crossed the 20 million mark in two weeks.
CH Kim, CEO of Krafton, Inc., expressed his gratitude to Indian fans, saying, “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Indian fans for their overwhelming response to the BATTLEGROUNDS IP first developed by me and my team in 2017″.
Since launching up pre-registration in India, Krafton, the South Korean video game developer, has thanked Indian gamers for a phenomenal response to Battlegrounds Mobile India. On the 18th of May, fans in India were able to pre-register for the game developed by KRAFTON on the Google Play Store.
The new game was first unveiled by Krafton on May 6th. Battlegrounds Mobile India is an alternative for PUBG Mobile, which got ban by the Indian government earlier last year. The company also claims to have made a $100 million investment in India. The company will use it to establish its India-specific operations and hire workers.
Battlegrounds Mobile Launch Date
The game’s launch date has yet to be confirmed, and it is expected to be announced at a later date. However, rumors suggest that the Indian version of PUBG Mobile will launch on June 18.
India banned PUBG Mobile in October of last year. The country banned PUBG along with the 200 Chinese apps following the Galwan Valley conflict. Tencent Games’ license was revoked, and Krafton said that it would take over the operation of the game in India. Tencent, on the other hand, is still a substantial shareholder in Krafton’s parent company.
In India, the game’s comeback is already been receiving some controversy. Ninong Ering, a member of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, addressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 22 to request that the government should restrict the company from releasing the game in India. According to the letter, Battlegrounds Mobile India means to “sidestep” Indian regulations and “deceive the government and Indian citizens.”
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