Big Update: PUBG creator invests $22.4 mn in this Indian Gaming company | Is PUBG Mobile India launch soon? Check here
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG, game developers are giving their best to bring PUBG Mobil and PUBG Mobile Lite back in India. The PUBG Mobile was banned in the country due to various reasons, including privacy and national security concerns.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG, game developers are giving their best to bring PUBG Mobil and PUBG Mobile Lite back in India. The PUBG Mobile was banned in the country due to various reasons, including privacy and national security concerns. Ever since the game was banned, many reports stated that PUBG Mobile re-launch in India may happen soon but then the talk shifted to saying it might not happen at all. However, the PUBG Mobile creators are not in mood to quit. According to new report, PUBG Mobile developer Krafton has invested $22.4 million in the homegrown esports company Nodwin Gaming, which means there are now high chances that this famous battle royale game will make a comeback in India.
As per the news agency IANS, TechCrunch reported that the aim is to maintain some presence in what was once its key overseas market after the ban on PUBG along with several other Chinese apps last year.
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"With Krafton coming on board, we have an endorsement from the mecca of gaming and esports -- South Korea -- on what we are building from India for the world based on our competence in mobile first markets," Akshat Rathee, co-founder and managing director of Nodwin Gaming, was quoted as saying to TechCrunch .
In a bid to re-enter the India market, PUBG Corporation in November said it is making a comeback with the creation of an Indian subsidiary and a new game. With its South Korean parent company Krafton, PUBG Corp said it plans to make investments worth $100 million in India to cultivate the local video game, esports, entertainment, and IT industries.
Changhan Kim, CEO of Krafton, said that the company is excited to partner with Gurugram-based Nodwin Gaming to help foster the promising esports ecosystem and engage with our fans and players in India. The immensely popular PUBG Mobile app was among the 118 Chinese apps that the Indian government banned in September over national security concerns, IANS reported.
To get the ban lifted, PUBG Corp made the decision to no longer authorise the PUBG Mobile franchise to China-based Tencent Games in India. The Indian subsidiary will hire over 100 employees specialising in business, esports, and game development, PUBG Corp had said.
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