FAU-G mobile game is now available for pre-registration on Google Play Store. The developers took to Twitter to make the announcement to commemorate Gurupurab in India. This means anyone can pre-register for the battle royale game backed by Goqii's Vishal Gondal, who is also a founder for the developer nCore Games, and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. FAU-G, short for Fearless and United Guards, is claimed to have been built entirely in India and comes amid the government is in a process to eliminate Chinese games and apps.
The FAU-G listing on the Google Play Store shows that the game will be available on Android but you cannot download it yet. Since there are no signs of its availability on iOS yet, the battle royale will likely go live on Android before Apple's mobile ecosystem. On pre-registering, interested Play Store users will be notified when the game becomes available for download in India. Some eligible devices will have the FAU-G game installed as and when it is released. The size and other details of the games are not revealed right now. The permissions this game will need to run are also not clear at the moment.
The details of gameplay of FAU-G are scarce right now. The first teaser of the battle royale showed Indian soldiers climbing down from helicopters to fight enemies on a border, a visual that simulates the Galwan Valley clash between Indian and Chinese armies, which formed the crux of the fresh wave of anti-China sentiments among consumers of India. Consequently, the Indian app ecosystem saw a major rejig when the government blocked hundreds of apps that either belonged to Chinese companies or were developed there. One of these apps was PUBG Mobile that faced censorship in India over security reasons.
PUBG Mobile was owned by China's Tencent Games, which is why the Indian government blocked it citing the China linkage. Several other apps were also banned alongside. However, PUBG Corporation, the South Korean company that developed PUBG and owns the title, stepped in and took control of PUBG title from Tencent Games for India. After the linkage was broken off, the developer became optimistic about the relaunch. PUBG Corporation is now launching a new, censored avatar of PUBG Mobile called the PUBG Mobile India.
PUBG Mobile India will quell several concerns, including major allegations that the Indian government cited while banning the game. Since the previous version was owned by Tencent Games, the user data was stored on the company servers in China. PUBG Corporation recently inked a deal with Microsoft to store user data of its new version on Azure Cloud, two centres of which are located in India.
The developer is also making sure other elements that contributed to the ban have been dealt with. For example, PUBG Mobile India brings green-hit effect instead of blood spill and the characters will be fully clothed before a match starts. The PUBG Mobile India also features time restriction on gameplay, which will ensure players adopt good game habits.
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