‘PUBG: New State’ will not release in India now, Krafton to focus on PUBG Mobile comeback instead | Digit

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PUBG: New State, the futuristic-looking game that’s set to expand the PUBG universe has sparked a lot of conversation. A couple of days back, we thought the game’s India launch was imminent because of the Hindi version support spotted on the website.

The game is already up for pre-registration on Google Play Store and the App Store in many markets outside India. In our country, however, the game is a no-show, and it looks like it will remain that way for now. The folks over at Sportskeeda spoke to a Krafton representative who confirmed that it has decided not to include pre-registration for PUBG: New State in India.

“With Krafton doing everything it can to prepare for the launch of a new PUBG app specifically developed and serviced for India, it has decided not to include pre-registration for PUBG: New State in India,” the representative said. This clearly indicates that the company is more focused on bringing PUBG Mobile back to India. Krafton is also said to be in talks with the government for the same.

Another statement from Krafton says that the publisher is waiting for the government’s decision to plan their next move in India. “We are awaiting the Indian government’s consideration and decision on our next plan with PUBG in the region.”

This pretty much confirms that PUBG: New State will not be available in India, at least at launch. But at the same time, it gives us hopes about playing PUBG Mobile in India again as the developers and publishers are working towards re-launching it in the country.

PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September last year. The government decided to take down hundreds of Chinese apps in the country which also included TikTok. All those apps are still banned in the country with no signs of a positive response from the government. Krafton still has a lot of ground to cover before the game can hit the stores again. 

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