New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) video game is now available for preload on Google (NASDAQ:) Play Store and users will be able to play the game from May 29, the company announced on Saturday.
South Korean company Krafton, the developer of the Battle Royale mobile game, said the game will be available for iOS users to download and play in the country from May 29.
The company said that in anticipation of an overwhelming response, it would be staggering the availability and playability of BGMI, which was banned in the country nearly a year ago by the government.
“We are thrilled to announce that BGMI is now available for preload. We are constantly striving to provide a smooth gaming experience for our users and are excited to welcome everyone back,” said Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO of Krafton Inc India.
The government has categorically stated that the final decision to allow the BGMI video game to return to the country will only be taken after three months of a strict trial of the game.
“We once again thank the authorities and our users for their continued support as we look forward to improving the gaming experience for our community in India,” Sohn said.
The game update will introduce a new map, in-game events and more.
The Indian government initially banned Krafton’s marquee offering PUBG in the country. Krafton then announced the launch of the BGMI game in May 2021.
The Indian government then ordered Google and Apple (NASDAQ:) to block the BGMI gaming app from their respective online stores under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000.