NEW DELHI: PUBG Mobile will make its return to India soon in a new avatar, parent company PUBG Corporation said on Thursday.
According to sources, the South Korean gaming firm was plotting its return to the world’s second largest internet market two months after its marquee title was banned by the country.
The company said it plans to make investment worth $100 million in India, one of the largest markets of PUBG Mobile, to cultivate the local video game, esports, entertainment, and IT industries ecosystems.
“Thanks to overwhelming community enthusiasm for PUBG in India, the company also plans to make investments by hosting India-exclusive esports events, which will feature the biggest tournaments, the largest prize pools, and the best tournament productions,” it said in a statement.
Additionally, The comnpany also plans to hire over 100 employees in the country.
The company did not share exactly when the new game will launch, but it said that it has been specially created for India.
On Thursday, PUBG Corporation said, “privacy and security of Indian player data being a top priority for PUBG Corporation, the company will conduct regular audits and verifications on the storage systems holding Indian users’ personally identifiable information to reinforce security and ensure that their data is safely managed.”
Early September, PUBG Mobile had amassed over 50 million monthly active users in India, more than any other mobile game in the country.
PUBG Corporation’s move today could also set an outweigh for other impacted apps to chart their returns to the country.
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