The Current State of Battlegrounds Mobile India: Will BGMI Return in India?
It is an undeniable fact that Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has established itself as one of the most popular mobile games in India. However, the game has seen a massive decline in its user base, and its hype has been slowly dying since the government of India blocked the game in the country. Furthermore, the BGMI creators and fans have been exploring different games as BGMI's future seems uncertain at the moment. In this article, we will discuss the current state of BGMI and whether the game will ever return to India.
BGMI Content Creators' views on the game’s return
Since the game was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, apart from the block confirmation by MeitY, neither the government nor Krafton has announced anything regarding the game’s return. As a result, it has created a state of uncertainty in the minds of creators and fans alike. Many creators have commented regarding the games’ return, a few are exploring new games, and the remaining have already quit.
Since BGMI was blocked, it was rumored that it would return in or around December 2022. One of the most popular BGMI content creators and professional players, Tanmay “Sc0utOP” Singh, revealed that he thinks the game might not come back before December 2022. Furthermore, Piyush “Spero” Bathla supported his statement and claimed that the government had asked Krafton to stay confidential throughout the legal process. Interestingly enough, Aman “AMAN” Jain stated yesterday that the BGMI servers might shut down in the upcoming ten to fifteen days.
On the bright side, Abhijeet “GHATAK” Andhare and Arjun “Shadow” Mandalkar, professional BGMI players for GodLike Esports, assured their audience that BGMI would eventually return, but it might take some time. Furthermore, in a surprising turn of events, Krafton has added four new BGMI tutorial video links in the event section of the game and the support section of the game’s website. Even though the tutorials are quite basic, their addition to the game and website has sparked the interest of fans and content creators.
There is a lot of uncertainty about the BGMI’s return. However, from the available information and rumors, it appears that the game has a good chance of returning. It is still hard to conclude without any official announcement from Krafton.