PUBG Fans in India are finally elated as their favorite gaming app is all set to make its comeback to the country. But, it would be returning in a brand new avatar, PUBG Mobile India. What is being referred to as the new Desi-cum-Sanskari version of PUBG would also be bringing in some major changes to the overall look and feel of the popular mobile game.
PUBG Mobile enjoyed massive popularity among mobile users in India until its ban along with 117 other Chinese apps by the Indian government under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Data security was cited as the major reason for the ban, alleging that the game posed a potential threat to the sovereignty and integrity of the country. The South Korean developers of PUBG Mobile app have ever since taken back publication and distribution rights of the app from Tencent Games for the Indian market.
Furthermore, in order to please the country’s central government, health bodies, and Indian parents; PUBG would be bringing in some major changes to the app. Here’s a look at the top three potential Sanskari transformations that have caught our attention.
Major Changes Expected In PUBG Mobile India Avatar
Fully Covered Characters
Anyone familiar with the Indian culture will tell you how important clothes are rather being fully covered up is when it comes to the country’s traditionalists. So, your PUBG game characters that until now appeared half-naked in their undergarments at the beginning will now appear fully clothed in the new Indianised version of the gaming app.
Game Time Limits
- Gaming addiction especially due to the addictive nature of PUBG game play had become a major cause of concern among parents. Thus, in its attempts to win them over, new PUBG Mobile India version would now be coming with game time restrictions. It would be reminding users to stop playing once they have reached the recommended time limits on the game. However, company hasn’t yet clarified on how exactly it plans to implement these restrictions.
No More Bloodshed
- PUBG Mobile app had initially been designed for adult users but it soon made its way among children as well. It is usually recommended to avoid exposure to violent graphics or bloodshed among kids and thus, the Indian version of the app would be doing away with the bloodshed during fights and combats. It would instead be displaying green colored liquid oozing out of the body when a player kills an enemy. But, it isn’t yet certain if the killing process will be changed too or not.
Industry experts are predicting that the new aesthetic changes in PUBG Mobile India are unlikely to restrain Indian gamers from getting back to their favourite combat game. But, some have noted that absence/reduction in international tournaments may prompt professional gamers to shift to other gaming options. What are your views on the new changes expected in the upcoming Indianized version of the PUBG Mobile app. Share with us in the comments below.