PUBG Mobile 2 may release as soon as next week, an insider has claimed. PUBG Mobile was prohibited in India in September 2020 by the Indian government, refering to security concern because of the game’s Chinese-developers origin. PUBG Mobile 2 is reportedly being developed by South Korean company Krafton that took over publishing obligations for the game in India from Chinese organization Tencent. As of now, there has been no official word from the developers so this information should be taken with a pinch of salt.
An insider by the pseudonym PlayerIGN (not affiliated to IGN) tweeted that PUBG Mobile 2 may release next week. The insider, citing a deleted Weibo post, also shared that the game will be set in 2051 and will bring futuristic weapons, gadgets, and a new map. It will apparently be released on Android and iOS. Krafton, who is said to be developing the game, is expected to make an announcement at PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 tournament next week.
A similar insider had shared a report from a Korean publication back in January that claimed that the development of PUBG 2 (PC and consoles) and PUBG Mobile 2 has been confirmed. The mobile game, named Project XTRM, was a sequel of PUBG Mobile, the tipster claimed.
PUBG Mobile was restricted in India by the government alongside 117 other applications in September 2020 and in this manner eliminated from Google Play and App Store. Due to Chinese organization Tencent’s involvement, concerns of privacy and security led to the game and other apps being banned in India. Since then, Krafton – a subsidiary of PUBG Corporation – has been trying to bring the game back to India. In November last year, the company announced PUBG Mobile India that was totued to be “coming soon” but has not released yet.
While the fate of the supposed PUBG Mobile 2 in India is uncertain, news about its release may bring some expect fanatics of the game in the country, particularly the peoples who communicated their dislike of FAU-G on Google Play, the Indian action game that was announced just after PUBG Mobile was banned.