Battlegrounds Mobile to return to India
The Government of India had banned the game last year
May 19, 2023 12:18:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team Share -
Ten months after being taken down from Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store after a notice by the Indian Government, Battleground Mobile is set to return to India.
Battle Ground Mobile India (BGMI) had more than 100 million users at the time of removal.
Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO, Krafton Inc, India, said, “We are highly grateful to the Indian authorities for allowing us to resume operations of BGMI. We would like to extend our gratitude to our Indian gaming community for their support and patience over the past few months. We are excited to announce that BGMI will be available for download soon and we cannot wait to welcome you back to our platform. We believe in the power of gaming to bring people together and create unforgettable experiences. We are committed to delivering exceptional products and services to our users in India and beyond, and we look forward to continuing our journey with you.”
He added, “At Krafton Inc, we are deeply committed to the Indian gaming ecosystem. Our approach has always been India-first, which serves as the foundation of all our efforts. We believe in investing in the Indian gaming industry and contributing to building a vibrant ecosystem that fosters growth and innovation. To achieve our mission, we aim to augment technology developments in India by collaborating with local developers and promoting the use of cutting-edge technologies. We also recognise the importance of providing skilling and employment opportunities for Indian talent, which can help them nurture their skillset and thrive in the industry.”
Vibhor Kukreti, head - government affairs, Krafton Inc India, added, "We would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the authorities for permitting us to restart the operations of BGMI is a responsible South Korean organisation that abides by the law and has put in place several measures to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations. We work tirelessly to ensure that India takes the lead in this domain by embracing innovative practices in collaboration with the gaming ecosystem to support, sustain and promote its growth."
Kukreti added that the brand 'strongly encourages' the well-being of its users and urged them to follow responsible gaming practices.
"We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our players and believe that by promoting responsible gaming, we can contribute to a healthier gaming culture, where players can enjoy themselves while still taking care of their overall well-being. We want to thank all our fans for their unwavering support, and we want them to know that we are fully committed to bringing BGMI back to them soon. Their continued support means a lot to us, and we promise to keep working hard to ensure that they have the best possible gaming experience.”