Battlegrounds Mobile India i.e., BGMI, has disappeared from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The exact reason for the disappearance or removal of this game has not been revealed yet. Google says that this app has been banned on the government’s order. However, Krafton says they are trying to clarify why the game is banned or blocked.
As per the reports India’s government blocked a popular battle-royale format game from Krafton Inc, a South Korean company backed by China’s Tencent, as it was concerned about its data sharing and mining in China.
BGMI or BattleGrounds Mobile India has been removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Like Garena Free Fire, this game from Krafton first disappeared from the Google Play Store and then from the Apple App Store. According to the reports, Google removed this game after the government’s order.
In March, a representative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, N. Samaya Balan, informed the court, in response to a PLI, that BGMI and PUBG Mobile are different games. Why has the game been blocked when the ministry considers it different from PUBG?
There is no official information that the government has banned this game. The game has only been removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. BGMI may have violated any data and privacy rules and may have been removed from the App Stores.
There is no clear reason for the ban of Battlegrounds Mobile India. Google says they have done this ‘on the government’s orders. At the same time, Krafton said that he is clarifying why the game has been removed from the Play Store and App Store. There can be many reasons for the game being banned.
The first is the data migration theory. It is speculated that the government may have removed this game due to data migration from both platforms. Even when PUBG Mobile was banned, data migration was the main reason. However, according to BGMI, it only stores its users’ data in India.
The launch of BGMI has always been linked to the return of PUBG Mobile. Its connections have been linked to PUBG Mobile since the beginning, which can also be the reason for its ban. The game has been accused of being rebranded. According to the reports, the game can be banned, keeping in mind digital security.
‘Some children commit crimes when stopped from playing games. Lucknow murder case can also become the reason for this. Recently, this matter was raised in Parliament, where Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy questioned what the government was doing to stop games like PUBG.
In response, Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar said he had received some reports and complaints. It has been told in these reports that the blocked games are making a comeback in India by changing their name.