Pubg- the infamous game banned by the Government of India back in September 2020 citing privacy issues and data privacy concerns under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act is now back on the Android Play Store and is available for everyone to download.
The game came back with a new identity of Battlegrounds Mobile India and is being launched by South Korean gaming company Krafton as a “virtual simulation training ground.”
The game now has some changes with respect to its predecessor, the blood in the game is now in Green colour, there are changes in the map, the children under the age of 16 won’t be allowed to play the game, those in the age group of 16-18 require authorisation from parents to be downloaded.
Along with that Krafton has severed its ties with Chinese company Tencent in India and moving the game’s hosting to Microsoft Azure Data Centres in the country.
Ahead of its release Member of Parliament from Telangana and an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh raised concerns with the Government of India citing issues with the data policy of the game but as of now no action has been taken on that concerns and the game is available to be downloaded by any one of the Android Play Store and would be soon available on the Apple App Store.