Krafton, the South Korean video game developer, announced on Friday that it has received approval from Indian authorities to restart operations of Battlegrounds Mobile India aka BGMI, aiming to relaunch the game in the South Asian market soon. This development comes after the Indian government blocked the game last year, following the ban on Krafton’s popular game PUBG.
What Happened? Per a TechCrunch report, in recent weeks, Krafton has actively engaged with Indian authorities, receiving the green light to proceed with the comeback of BGMI earlier this month, a person familiar with the situation shared.
Krafton India’s Chief Executive, Sean Hyunil Sohn, expressed gratitude towards the Indian authorities and the local gaming community for their support and patience during the recent months.
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He excitedly announced that Battlegrounds Mobile India would be available for download soon, reiterating the company’s belief in the power of gaming to unite people and create memorable experiences.
Sohn also stated Krafton’s commitment to offering outstanding products and services to users in India and globally, looking forward to the continuing journey with their audience.
This decision coincides with New Delhi’s consideration to lift the ban on several apps believed to have links with China. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that e-commerce retailer Shein is also preparing to make a comeback in India, partnering with local retail behemoth Reliance Retail.
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