PUBG Mobile New State: an improvised battle royale with realistic graphics, new weapons, and a brand new take on the popular mobile title was announced by PUBG officials and Krafton INC. on 25th February globally.
The PUBG: New State was available for the users to pre-register on Google Play Store throughout the globe. But the Indian users were not able to pre-register the game though listing in the play store.
Later, in an interview during an international media conference, Krafton INC. stated that
“PUBG MOBILE New State will not be launched in China, Vietnam and India anytime soon“.
However, in an interview with a Krafton representative with a Korean News Outlet, he stated that “ It is true that India has been excluded from the pre-registration of New State. We are not planning to launch PUBG New State in India yet. First of all, we all will focus on the re-launch of the Indian version of the PUBG Mobile.”
He also added that
“We are constantly communicating with the Indian government to re-launch the game in India and we have been working hard”
This clearly marks that the PUBG Officials and Krafton INC. are aiming to launch PUBG Mobile India first and PUBG: New State on a later stage.
PUBG Mobile New State: What are the Chances of Releasing in India?
However, as per reports, the Indian govt and MEITY (The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) are delaying and ignoring the launch of PUBG Mobile India.
“MeitY does not grant permission for starting of any websites / mobile Apps/service. Simultaneously, MeitY has not granted permission to PUBG / PUBG mobile India,” the ministry said in response to the RTI filed by MediaNama.
In a separate RTI response, the ministry simply answered that no permissions had been given for the launch of PUBG Mobile in the country.