Krafton's BGMI Receives Full Approval from Indian Government After Successful Audit

South Korean gaming giant Krafton has reportedly received full approval from the Indian government to operate its highly popular battle royale game, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). The approval comes after BGMI passed a rigorous three-month audit, signifying a significant milestone for one of India's top-grossing mobile games.

Quarterly Assessments to Ensure Compliance

Sources familiar with the matter have indicated that BGMI will now be subject to quarterly assessments to ensure continued compliance with government regulations. Moneycontrol has reached out to Krafton for further details on this development.

Relief for BGMI Fans

This news will undoubtedly come as a relief to the vast community of BGMI players in India, who have eagerly awaited the game's full return since its suspension. BGMI's popularity and financial success in the country have made it a significant player in the Indian gaming market.

Competition Heats Up

BGMI's return follows a similar comeback by its rival, Free Fire, developed by Singapore tech giant Sea's gaming arm, Garena. Free Fire had been suspended in India for approximately one and a half years but recently re-entered the market.

Krafton's Long Journey Back to India

Krafton initially secured approval from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to resume BGMI operations on a three-month trial basis in May 2023. This decision marked a turning point for the game, which had been unavailable on Google Play and Apple App Store for nearly ten months, following a government order.

Compliance with Government Requirements

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced on May 19 that the trial approval was granted after BGMI complied with crucial requirements related to server locations and data security. He also noted that the government would closely monitor issues such as user harm and addiction over the next three months before making a final decision.

The full approval from the Indian government signals a positive step forward for BGMI and its enthusiastic player base. As the game continues to comply with government regulations and undergo regular assessments, players can look forward to a more stable and enjoyable gaming experience



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