PUBG Mobile plans India return with more clothes, less blood

Nov 12, 2020Jonathan SelvarajESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintTwo months after it was banned in India due to its links to China's Tencent, a modified version of the PUBG mobile game is set to be launched in the country. The PUBG Corporation announced on Thursday it plans to launch a new PUBG Mobile game in India, which at the time of its ban, was India's top downloaded title, and its highest grossing video game with around 50 million users. Editor's PicksEnd game: What does India's PUBG ban mean for esports?'Far more than just a quick dopamine hit': Rise of esports in IndiaReady player one: Can India win big in esports?2 RelatedThis game, according to the announcement, will have certain elements "customized for Indian gamers. " Characters would start out completely clothed (the old version of PUBG mobile saw players starting out in basic white underwear, picking up clothes and weapons as they progressed in their game). The game will also be re-framed as taking place in a "virtual simulation training ground" and not in real life. As such, green hit effects will be replacing blood spatter.

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