Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has been removed from Google Play Store and App Store in India

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) – the popular Crafton game, which recently crossed 100 million users in India – has been pulled from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. There is speculation that the game has been banned in India, although we are waiting for confirmation. According to reports, the game was withdrawn based on a government order, although the exact details are unclear.

Indianexpress.com has reached out to developer Crafton India for a statement. “We are explaining how BGMI was removed from the Google Play Store and the App Store and will let you know as soon as we have the details,” the company said.

Meanwhile, Google issued a statement regarding the removal, which stated, “Upon receipt of the request, following the established procedure, we have notified the affected developer and blocked access to the app available on the Play Store in India.”

BGMI was launched in July 2021. It was launched as an alternative to the popular game PUBG Mobile, which was banned by the government in September 2020 along with many Chinese apps. BGMI was largely promoted as PUBG Mobile for India, although the company insisted that the game was different.

By the way, India’s second Crafton mobile game called New State – which follows a similar shooter format – is still available on both iOS and Android. While in other markets, the game is called PUBG: New State, in India, the name is simply “New State”.

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