The Indian market will soon see the comeback of Krafton's Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the South Korean developer announced in a statement. Due to security concerns, the game was outlawed in the nation in July. Given that BGMI was once among the most played mobile games in the nation, the return of the game is eagerly anticipated by both fans of the franchise and Esports organisations.
We are extremely grateful to the Indian government for allowing Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) to continue operations. We would want to express our appreciation to the gaming community in India for their assistance and endurance over the past few months . It gives us great pleasure to inform you that Battlegrounds Mobile India will soon be downloadable, and we look forward to seeing you again on our platform. Sean Hyunil Sohn, the CEO of Krafton India, made the comment in a press release. "We believe in the potential of gaming to bring people together and create amazing experiences.
As we had mentioned earlier, BGMI had already reached 100 million players in India and was responsible for the majority of Esports market earnings and viewership. Given that BGMI completely dominated the market among fans and esports players, the sudden ban left many businesses fearful for the future. Esports organisations undoubtedly feel more confident as a result of the ban's lifting, even though it is subject to some tight conditions.
"I applaud the return of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) to India. We look forward to incorporating India's favourite battle royale title into our IPs like the Skyesports League, Skyesports Championship, and more in the near future, said Shiva Nandy, founder and CEO of Skyesports. The game was a key component of our esports roadmap before we diversified to other titles.
Roby John, CEO and co-founder of SuperGaming, echoed a similar feeling when he said that they're happy BGMI is coming back. "Without PUBG/BGMI, there would be no Indus, and playing PUBG and other shooters like Apex and CoD helped us define the space and the expectations of our players. We are pleased that it is returning since gaming should have no restrictions.
The CEO and creator of Penta Esports, Anurag Khurana, thinks the BGMI's reintroduction will reenergize the Indian gaming and content creation communities. "BGMI had demonstrated enormous support from the Indian gaming community, which is fantastic for the community. The restoration of BGMI will be advantageous for all members of the gaming industry, such as content producers and esports competitors, he said.
A precise release date is not yet provided in the statement. But the change does not represent a total about-face. India's Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said in a tweet that the decision was reversed as part of a "3-month trial" that had been granted after Krafton addressed concerns about server locations and data security. Concerned authorities will closely monitor issues of user injury and addiction throughout this time. The game may be banned once more if any rules are discovered to be broken.