Players below 18 years of age will have new restrictions in Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Popular game PUBG Mobile is set to be launched in a new form in India after Krafton Inc, the developer behind the popular game announced that it is launching a new battle royale game. The game will be designed taking into account the needs and requirements of the Indian audience, with the new name accompanied by an India-centric logo along with tricolour hues.
The name of the new game is Battlegrounds Mobile India, with no uncertain information over when it will be launched in the country. It will up for pre-registration before being launched. This is a step in the right direction considering the pre-registration will give players early access to the game ahead of the launch. It will also be open to only Indian players.
It is interesting to note that the new game will have restrictions for players who are below 18 years of age. Those enthusiasts will have to register for the game using a phone number that belongs to the parent or guardian. They will further not be able to access the game for a period of more than three hours every day. Not only this, those players will have to face a limitation imposed when it comes to in-app purchases on a daily basis.
They will not be able to spend over Rs 7,000 per day. At the same time, there is no clarity over how the game will go about verification with regard to the age of each player. There could be attempts to fudge the age, which needs some strict monitoring in order to ensure proper implementation.
The global edition of PUBG Mobile India was banned in India last year, following allegations of the data of Indian players being sent to servers overseas. There is a clear emphasis on privacy, as evident from the statement from Battlegrounds Mobile India.
“In the event of transfer to another country or region, we will take steps to ensure that your information receives the same level of protection as if it remained in India,” it concluded.