In recent news, Garena, a gaming company based in Singapore, has made an exciting announcement about the comeback of the popular mobile game, Free Fire, in India. Originally, the game was supposed to launch on September 5, but there’s been a change of plans.
Garena has decided to delay the re-release of Free Fire in India. They haven’t given us the new launch date yet. They’re thankful for the immense support and enthusiasm shown by the Indian gaming community when they first announced the game’s return. To make sure the game is perfect when it comes back, they need a little more time. They want to make the gameplay even better and make sure it feels just right for Indian players. Garena asks the Free Fire India community to be patient and assures them they’re working hard to bring the best battle royale experience. This message was posted on X, which used to be known as Twitter.
This comeback is a big deal because Free Fire was banned in India for almost a year and a half. The government, under the IT Act of 2000, banned the game along with 50 other apps that had ties to China. It’s worth mentioning that in January, App Annie, a company that tracks app data, said that out of 75 million people playing the game worldwide, more than 40 million were in India. In February 2022, ‘Garena’s Free Fire: Illuminate’ became one of the most popular apps to be banned in India.
Garena is putting a lot of effort into making the new ‘Free Fire’ version special for Indian players. They’re adding features designed just for them, like a system that helps parents keep an eye on what their kids are doing in the game, limits on how much you can play, and reminders to take breaks for everyone’s health and safety.