Back in September, when the Indian government banned the PUBG Mobile game in India, Studio nCore announced a home-grown substitute of the game called FAUG, short for The Fearless and United Guards. The game is now live on Play Store and is open for pre-registration.
As per the information available on Google Play Store, FAU-G‘s app-size will vary according to the Android device. The company has not shared any details over its availability on Apple App Store. The mobile title is said to honour Indian armed forces, and its missions are based on real-world scenarios. “Come face-to-face with India’s enemies as you engage with hostile invaders on Indian soil. Fight for survival against the unforgiving terrain and the implacable enemy. Fill the shoes of a patriotic soldier and experience the bravery, brotherhood, and sacrifice of the men guarding the country’s borders,” the app’s official description on Google Play Store read.
Notably, last month its developers and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar had shared the first teaser of FAU-G which depicted a scene of conflict on hilly terrain, presumably the LAC area where the Indian army has been at odds with the Chinese forces. In earlier reports, Vishal Gondal, the founder and chief of nCore Games was quoted as stating that FAU-G‘s gameplay will not come with a battle royale mode upon release. Instead, the gameplay will be based on India’s recent armed conflict against China at the Galwan Valley border.
On the auspicious occasion of Gurupurab, we are starting the pre-registrations of FAU-G: Fearless And United Guards.
— nCORE Games (@nCore_games) November 30, 2020
On the other hand, the launch of PUBG Mobile India is getting delayed as the makers are yet to receive permission from the government authorities. Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY) has claimed that the game is yet to receive the government’s nod to operate in India again. “Any banned entity can’t operate just by floating a new company. This even Tik Tok or anyone else can do. They will have to get permissions from MEITY to operate once again in India,” an unnamed ministry official affiliated with MeitY told Inside Sport.