– The trial period for BGMI (BattleGrounds Mobile India) is over, and it has received full approval from the Indian government.
– The government will continue to audit the game every three months to ensure there are no issues.
– BGMI and its competitor, Garena Free Fire, have both been granted permission to return to India after being banned for almost two years.
– BGMI is currently one of the highest-earning apps on the Google Play Store in India.
– The new version of BGMI has age restrictions for players under 18 and a spending limit of INR 7,000.
BGMI: The Indian government has given a green signal for the continued operation of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), following a trial period that marked the game’s restart in the country. BGMI, which is a version of PUBG Mobile specially designed for the Indian market, was relaunched by the government in May 2023 after a period of ban due to concerns over data privacy and security. The game, developed by South Korean company Krafton, underwent several modifications to address the concerns of the Indian government, which has now concluded its trial period and granted approval for its continued operation in the country.
Regular Audits by the Government
Although the game has been given the green light, the Indian government will continue to monitor its operation closely. It has been decided that the government will audit the game every three months to ensure that all the concerns related to data privacy, security, and other operational aspects are being addressed adequately. This is a crucial step to ensure that the interests of the Indian players and the nation at large are safeguarded.
High Grossing App on Google Play Store
Since the ban was lifted and the game was relaunched in May 2023, BGMI has witnessed a phenomenal response from the gaming community in India. It quickly rose to become one of the highest grossing apps on the Google Play Store, reflecting the immense popularity and demand for the game in the country. This response indicates that the modifications and efforts made by Krafton to tailor the game for the Indian audience have been well-received.
Time Restrictions for Players
In an effort to promote responsible gaming and address concerns related to addiction, new time restrictions have been implemented in BGMI. Players under the age of 18 are allowed to play the game for a maximum of three hours a day. Additionally, these players will also need parental consent to access the game. For players above the age of 18, the time limit has been set at six hours a day. These measures are aimed at ensuring that the game does not have a negative impact on the players’ well-being and daily activities.
The approval from the Indian government for the continued operation of BGMI marks a significant milestone for the gaming industry in India. With regular audits planned by the government, it is clear that there is a strong emphasis on ensuring that the game operates in a manner that is consistent with the interests of the Indian players and the nation. The time restrictions implemented for different age groups also reflect a responsible approach towards gaming. As BGMI continues its journey in India, it will be interesting to see how it evolves to meet the expectations and needs of its vast player base.