AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – 6 JULY 2021 - KRAFTON, Inc., the South Korean video game developer, recently announced the launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, developed exclusively for gaming enthusiasts and fans in India. After an Early Access period, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA is now available exclusively to play in India as a free-to-play multiplayer game on Google Play.
Set in a virtual world, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA is a new battle royale game where multiple players employ strategies to battle it out and be the last man standing on the Battlegrounds. BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA went live for pre-registrations on Google Play on 18 May 2021 and secured 40 million pre-registrations as of today. The Early Access for the game started on 17 June 2021 and saw incredible support from the community with 20 million players trying out the game and providing valuable feedback.
“KRAFTON is delighted to introduce BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA for our fans in India. Designed exclusively for our Indian fans and gamers, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will provide a premier gaming experience,” said CH Kim, CEO of KRAFTON, Inc. “This is just the beginning of a series of new content, collaborations and esports tournaments coming your way, and we will strive to ensure that our fans and community in India can fully enjoy the Battlegrounds experiences.”
KRAFTON plans to make further investments to grow India’s local video gaming and esports industry by hosting India-exclusive esports events, which will feature the biggest tournaments, the largest prize pools, and the best tournament productions.
In June 2021, KRAFTON led the seed funding for India’s leading homegrown game streaming platform, Loco, which totaled $9 million USD among all contributions. KRAFTON also made a minority investment of $22.5 million USD in India’s top esports firm, NODWIN Gaming, earlier this year.
For more information on the game please visit https://www.battlegroundsmobileindia.com. For further assets and press releases, please visit the official PUBG press room.
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About KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studio, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, and Dreamotion, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), PUBG: NEW STATE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit https://www.krafton.com.