Battlegrounds Mobile India
(BGMI) was banned by the Indian government in July this year. Recent rumours claimed that the game’s creator
is discussing terms with the government to bring back the popular battle royale mobile title. Now, the game maker has dropped a major hint indicating BGMI’s return to the country. Krafton has recently added a new YouTube channel which includes some videos related to the game. Krafton has not officially announced the game’s return, but a new video might be a hint for BGMI’s re-release in India.
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New video of BGMI on YouTube
channel is named “Krafton Player Support” and currently has only four videos. The latest video on the channel says the BGMI is coming soon and this might hint at the game’s return to India. The other videos on the channel look like user guides and other support-related videos.
Respects and understands Indian government’s concerns: Krafton CEO
BGMI developer Krafton had earlier said that it is closely cooperating with the Indian authorities regarding. BGMI had 100 million-plus users in the country when it was banned. During the company's quarterly earnings call, Krafton CFO Bae Dong-geun said that the company respects and understands the Indian government's concern.
"We have been directly running the service based on stringent data security standards and monitoring. We will closely cooperate with the authorities to find ways for the users in India to keep enjoying BGMI," Dong-geun said.
Ban on BGMI in India
BGMI has been banned in India under the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The ban on BGMI follows that on PUBG, a similar title from Krafton.
was banned for its affiliation with Chinese publisher
. There are some reports linking BGMI too to Tencent Games.