BGMI, India’s version of PUBG Mobile has been removed from the Google Play app store and App Store due to “national security concerns”.
At the end of 2021, PUBG Mobile returned to India after a year of being banned from the country with a new name: BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India). However, by the time this FPS survival game hit a record for the number of players, the BGMI app was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The ban has not been officially announced by the Indian government, but as reported by Reuters, the BGMI was removed for violating article 69A of the Information Technology Law issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India. . At the present time, many users have been unable to log into the game as the server has been closed.
Krafton India CEO Sean Hyunil Sohn reassured gamers and announced that their personal data will be kept confidential, and the publisher will work with the relevant authority to resolve the issue. subject:
“Dear BGMI users in India, we are committed to the Indian market and extremely optimistic about the opportunity in this country. We have always followed the laws and rules in India, including including data protection laws.
We thank you for your love and support for this game throughout the past journey, and we hope to continue to receive support in the future. Right now, you have a lot of questions about the most popular game here: BGMI. Currently, we are trying to connect with the competent authorities to join hands to solve the problems.
We will continue to update the situation when there are updates as soon as possible. We can’t wait to deepen our relationship with India and elevate the country’s gaming ecosystem.”
PUBG Corp announced the Indian version of the title in November 2020 to address the ban, which Indian politicians also soon called for. PUBG Mobile was named Mobile Game of the Year in 2018 at The Game Awards and is one of the most popular games in India.