PUBG: New State pre-registrations have been released in India, announced game maker Krafton. Pre-registration is now open on the Google Play Store and App Store for Android and iPhone users, respectively. The new game was announced globally in February, but pre-registration was not opened in India at that time as the company was working on re-launching PUBG Mobile India – which debuted as Battlegrounds Mobile India – in the country. However, now that the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India has taken place, Indian users can join other players around the world in pre-registration for PUBG: New State.
Krafton says PUBG: New State will be released as a free experience to play on Android and iOS platforms this year. However, an exact release date has not yet been shared. Interested gamers can pre-register on Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for iOS devices. PUBG: New State has so far attracted more than 32 million pre-registrations worldwide since February, but those numbers don’t include fans from India, China and Vietnam. Pre-registered users have free access to a limited (permanently) vehicle cover.
Announced in February, PUBG: New State has the familiar feel of Battle Royale, but is set in 2051 and includes modern weapons and vehicles, as well as some gadgets that promise to enhance gameplay. The trailer released in February showcased some of the new mechanics and environments that will set PUBG: New State apart from other PUBG titles. Some of the features available include new toys, flying toys and customizable weapons.
As a reminder, PUBG Mobile India was banned in the country in September last year due to its relationship with Chinese company Tencent. It was brought back as Battlegrounds Mobile India this year after publishing and distribution rights to PUBG Mobile were taken over by Krafton. The same company is also bringing PUBG: New State to India. Krafton says it has invested a total of $70 million (about INR 511 crores) in India this year in the IT sector, including sports company Nodwin Gaming, gaming streaming platform Loco and web romance platform Pratilipi .
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