PUBG: Pre-registrations for the new state have gone live in India, game maker Krafton has announced. Pre-registrations are now open on the Google Play Store and App Store for Android and iPhone users respectively. The new game was announced worldwide in February, but pre-registrations had not yet opened in India at the time as the company was in the process of relaunching PUBG Mobile India – which debuted as Battlegrounds Mobile India – in the country. However, now that Battlegrounds Mobile India has been launched, Indian users can join other gamers around the world by pre-registering for PUBG: New State.
Krafton says PUBG: New State will launch this year as a free-to-play experience on Android and iOS platforms. However, an exact launch date has not yet been shared. Interested players can pre-register on Google Play for Android devices and App Store for iOS devices. PUBG: New State has attracted more than 32 million pre-registrations worldwide since February so far, but these numbers exclude fans from India, China and Vietnam. Pre-registered users get free access to a limited vehicle skin (permanent).
Announced in February, PUBG: New State has the familiar Battle Royale setting, but it’s set in 2051 and features modern weapons and vehicles, as well as some gadgets that promise to improve 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 teased features include new rides, flying toys, and customizable weapons.
As a reminder, PUBG Mobile India was banned in the country last September due to its relationship with Chinese company Tencent. It was brought back this year as Battlegrounds Mobile India, after the publishing and distribution rights of PUBG Mobile were acquired by Krafton. The same company is now also bringing PUBG: New State to India. Krafton says it has invested a total of $70 million (about Rs. 511 crores) in India this year in the IT sector, including in an esports company Nodwin Gaming, game streaming platform Loco and web novelty platform Pratilipi.
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