KRAFTON, the South Korean video game developer, today announced the launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, an exclusive game. Developed by KRAFTON, the game will replace the previously banned PUBG Mobile. Last year, the game was banned by the Government of India because of the presence of the Chinese entity of Tencent.
BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will be released with exclusive in-game events like outfits and features and will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues. The game will launch as a free-to-play experience on both Android and iOS devices. Besides this, the game will have a period of pre-registration before the launch. It will be available to play only in India. KRAFTON will collaborate with partners to build an esports ecosystem while bringing in-game content regularly, starting with a series of India-specific in-game events at launch, to be announced later.
Previously, Krafton had said earlier that it plans to invest $100 million in India to “cultivate local video game, esports, entertainment and IT industries” in the country. Thus, providing the hint of some high prize pool events in the future.
CHANGES IN PRIVACY POLICIES
With privacy and data security being a top priority for KRAFTON. The team will ensure data protection and security, at each stage. To keep the game under the policies provided by the Indian Government, KRAFTON has done some major changes.
The players who are under 18 years of age will not be allowed to access the game without verifiable parental consent or as permitted by law. If you are under 18 years of age, you will be asked to provide the mobile phone number of your parent or guardian to confirm that you are legally eligible to play the game. Apart from this, under 18 players will only be able to play the game maximum of 3hours a day. The maximum daily amount of using their paid service will be 7,000 INR.
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