Krafton is having a tough time in India. Its two mobile games, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), have both been banned in the country. Krafton CEO Bae Dong-Geun has stated that the company is working with the Indian government to try to resolve the issue, saying, “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.” It remains to be seen if Krafton will be successful in getting its games un-banned in India. In the meantime, the company is focusing on its other markets, where its games are still available.
It’s been over a month since the popular battle royale game, BGMI, was banned in India. Krafton, the game’s developer, is still in talks with government officials in an attempt to resolve the issue. However, the government has not yet issued a clarification regarding the ban. It is a dark time for mobile gamers in India. After the hugely popular PUBG Mobile was banned in the country in 2020, many were hopeful that its replacement, Battlegrounds Mobile India, would be able to fill the void. However, that game has now been banned as well. Krafton, the Korea-based developers of the franchise, are working with the Indian government to try and resolve the issue, but it is not clear what the future holds.
Why BGMI was Banned in India?
This has led to a lot of speculation among gamers as to why the game was banned in the first place. Some believe that it might be due to the game’s violent content. Others believe that the game might have been used to spread propaganda or fake news. Whatever the reason may be, the ban on BGMI has left many gamers disappointed. After all, the game was one of the most popular battle royale games in the country. Krafton will need to work hard to regain the trust of its players if it wants to make a successful return to the Indian gaming market. The ban has been a huge blow to the game’s popularity in India, where it was one of the most played battle royale games. Many players are now wondering what the future holds for BGMI, and if the game will ever be unbanned in India.
The game, BGMI, had become a massive phenomenon in the country, with millions of people playing it on a daily basis. However, the ban was also somewhat understandable, given the game’s violent nature and the fact that it was being played by a lot of underage kids.
Krafton, the company behind PUBG Mobile, did try to negotiate with the Indian government to get the game un-banned. However, those efforts ultimately failed. Krafton then released a revised version of the game, called BGMI, which addressed some of the government’s concerns. However, even that couldn’t get PUBG Mobile back on the Indian market. Only time will tell what the fate of BGMI will be, but for now, the game remains banned in the country.