Future of Gaming in India

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May 16

Player’s Unknown Battle Ground or Popularly Know as PUBG is an online multiplayer game that is making headlines in India right now. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Teenager PUBG is making a mark. PUBG is battle royale game. A battle royale games challenge a large number of players, starting with minimal equipment, to search for weapons and armor and eliminate all other opponents while avoiding being trapped outside of a shrinking “safe area”, with the winner being the last competitor in the game.Nearly all of the battle royale games are played online.

Let’s talk why you will get arrested if you play this game in Gujarat, India ?

This game is considered highly addictive by authorities of India on the complaints of parents of teenagers who are playing it actively for around 10-15 hours daily. According to a notification issued by Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal, the new ban has been implemented from March 9 till April 30. It mentioned that anyone could report an instance of someone playing PUBG and the latter may face prosecution under the Central Government Act under Section 188. This period is usually the time of annual school examination and teenagers playing PUBG during this period is making Indian parents worried.

Why PUBG is so successful in India?

There are some reasons for it. I will list them one by one

  1. Cheap Data Rates : India has cheapest data rates in the world.Average 1GB Data Is Now Priced at $0.33 in India. 426 Million Indians are actively using internet today.
  2. The Mobile Phones : For most of the users in India, their mobile phone is their first internet device. Availability of brands like Xiaomi offering mid ranges phones to Indian Market is a key factor.
  3. Highly Priced Gaming Console : In India, gaming console like XBOX or PLAYSTATION are priced around $500 – $700. For an average Indian this is quite a high price tag plus additional cost of buying a game on the console.
  4. Right Timing : One of the factors for PUBG being successful in India is because of the right timing in the market. With Indian Internet Industry on the rise PUBG just hit the right spot.

What is in the Future?

PUBG has surely opened new door ways for the gaming industry in India. But PUBG is not the first game to break the Indian gaming market. Games like Teen Patti, Ludo & Candy Crush had also became popular in the Indian Market. Google and Microsoft both Tech giants are in the race to develop new gaming standards. With their annual developer conferences on the corner both companies are expected to launch cloud based gaming services for developers.

Professional Gaming is not seen as a career option in India until now with rise of professional gamers on Youtube like Mortal, GTXpreet, Dynamo etc with millions of follower. E-sport is surely on the rise in India.

Virtual Reality based games are yet to hit the Indian Market’s but in the near future and India shifting towards 5G. This is type of gaming is surely the new future.

For me Indian Gaming Industry is right now a land of opportunity. I have an idea to work around this and an application in the production. If you like to be a part of it shoot me an email to hello [at] codecrypts.com