BGMI Developer Krafton Thanks Indian Government for Support During Launch
Krafton, the South Korean developer of the popular mobile game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), has expressed gratitude to the Indian government for their support during the game’s launch in the country. This move comes as a gesture of appreciation for the swift approval of the game, which was launched in India on July 2.
The government had previously banned the game’s predecessor, PUBG, along with several other Chinese apps in September 2020 citing national security concerns. Krafton subsequently acquired the intellectual property rights for the game in India and made several changes to the game’s content to ensure compliance with local regulations.
In a recent statement, Krafton expressed its thanks to the Indian government for allowing the game to be launched after the changes were made to the game’s content. The company acknowledged the government’s efforts to promote a healthy gaming culture in the country and said that it remains committed to working towards building a safe and enjoyable gaming environment for players.
The statement also reiterated Krafton’s commitment to adhering to all local regulations and ensuring player data privacy and security. The company has implemented several measures, including a feature that allows parents to monitor and control their children’s in-game spending, in an effort to promote responsible gaming habits.
Since its launch, BGMI has seen a tremendous response from Indian players. According to reports, the game has already surpassed 34 million downloads and has consistently topped the charts on Google Play Store and Apple App Store in the country.
Krafton’s gesture of thanking the Indian government is likely to be well-received by players and the gaming community in India. It shows the company’s willingness to work closely with the government to ensure that its products meet the country’s regulatory requirements and adhere to local laws.
The success of BGMI’s launch in India is also a positive sign for the Indian gaming industry, which has been steadily growing in recent years. According to a report by Statista, the Indian gaming market is expected to reach a value of $2.8 billion by 2022, driven by the rapid growth of mobile gaming.
Overall, the success of BGMI’s launch in India and the company’s efforts to work closely with the government could pave the way for more global gaming companies to enter the Indian market, which could further boost the country’s gaming industry and contribute to its economic growth.