After the Ban on PUBG Mobile, India Will Be Getting "FAU-G" Instead
Okay, we don't know if it's going to be a PUBG replacement yet, but the announcement of FAU-G came just days after India announced a ban on over a hundred Chinese apps, including hit mobile battle royale PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds (PUBG) Mobile.
The loss of India's most popular game (over 50 million active users) is sure to create a void in India's large mobile gaming community, but Indian startup nCore games has already stepped up with a new action game titled "Fearless and United Guards".
nCore describes FAU-G as “a new multiplayer mid-core” game based on the real scenarios faced by Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley at the Indo-China border." As stated in the tweet above, FAU-G was developed under the "Atma Nirbhar Bharat" initiative, which challenges local Indian developers to create homegrown apps and games.
While it's still too early to decide if FAU-G is going to be a fresh new concept that can stand its own or just a local PUBG replacement, we can't deny that its naming convention is strikingly similar to the iconic mobile battle royale title.
Either way, we certainly look forward to its release.
Updated 8 September 2020, 10.23am: It has been brought to our attention that beyond being an acronym for 'Fearless and United Guards', the pronunciation of the title, 'fauji,' means 'soldier' or 'military' in Hindi. An interesting play on words indeed!