Battlegrounds Mobile India is finally having a launch this year. The forthcoming launch for the Indian market is recently making lots of noise amongst Pubg enthusiasts, which is reflected in the number of pre-registration for the game. Becoming the most anticipated event of the year, it has already attained a huge fan base.
A few days back the South Korean company Krafton opened online pre-registration. Within a short period, the company has received over 20 million pre-registrations. While expressing gratitude, the company also disclosed that the number of registrations received was around 7.6 million on its opening day.
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Indian fans for their overwhelming response to the BATTLEGROUNDS IP, first developed by my team in 2017 and me,” said CH Kim, CEO of Krafton.
Despite such a large audience, its release in India has been delayed since the original version was banned. Nonetheless, there’s a possibility that the gamers have to wait a little longer as the company hasn’t announced its official release date. As per a flurry of rumours, the Battlegrounds Mobile India may be released on 18th June. However, the date is tentative.
The launch was first announced on 6th May. Following the announcement, pre-registration for Battlegrounds Mobile India was opened on 18th May with much pomp and show. The registrations were opened on the Google Play store, which means for Android users only. However, Krafton has confirmed that its iOS counterpart is under work and may arrive soon.
Earlier this year, Krafton also announced a $100 million investment in India, which will establish India-specific operations and hire local employees. Moreover, just before the relaunch, the game has already received backlash in India. On 22nd May, Ninong Ering, MLA of Arunachal Pradesh, penned down a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that the government prevent the company from launching the game in India.