When the Central Government banned PUBG following the tensions between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Galwan, the key reason given was the illegal theft and transmission of user data to servers that have locations outside India. Now with PUBG Mobile all set to come back with a bang to India, one major factor will ensure that PUBG Mobile’s launch is a big success. KRAFTON, which is a consortium of independent game development teams responsible for several entertainment assets such as PUBG and TERA, has teamed up with Microsoft Azure, according to sources.
How is PUBG Mobile India affecting this development? On the safety front, it is a huge improvement. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service developed by Microsoft through Microsoft-managed data centres to develop, test, deploy and manage applications and services. Microsoft Azure manages Microsoft data centre computing and resource storage, and this is what mainly keeps data, such as servers and user information, secure.
What will ensure that PUBG Mobile India makes a great comeback is the safe and secure storage of user information. As the main reason behind the PUBG Mobile ban, security violation of user data was cited. With Tencent, PUBG Mobile’s move to India is now practically ensured that the Chinese entity is also cut off from the Indian market and KRAFTON ties up with Microsoft Azure.
The grand return of Pubg Mobile
It is now clear that PUBG Mobile will reach the Indian market after the release of several teasers as soon as pre-registration has already started, although there are concerns about the validity of the pre-registration page. FAU-G has also been impacted by the legitimacy of the pre-registration, with over 60,000 registrations being shown, but there are concerns regarding the authenticity of some Twitter users.
Now, India has opened pre-registrations for Android and iOS for select users who are part of the Tap Tap game sharing network, according to a report by Inside Sport. More than 300,000 customers have already registered the application and it is currently ranked 9.8/10. But just like FAU-G, there is no official PUBG company announcement and that has created more confusion among gamers.
PUBG Mobile India’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have posted teasers of the game saying it is “coming soon.” The listing on the Tap Tap also mentions that the game will be available in both English and Hindi. The main explanation why PUBG has not yet made an official announcement, however, is that after the ‘unban’ vote, the Indian Government has yet to come out with its official position on the PUBG Mobile Relaunch.