One game, in particular, has dominated the gaming zeitgeist in India: Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), formerly known as PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile’s momentum came to a halt after the government banned the app, along with several others in the country, after a couple of years of unrelenting dominance.
After months of inactivity, fans and Krafton were finally given hope that the game would be brought back. Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the people’s favorite PUBG Mobile, is finally back under a new name.
Since its release, the game has done exceptionally well, shattering pre-registration records and Google Play Store downloads. However, there is a sizable portion of the community that opposes BGMI and has made a specific request to Krafton.
For lower-end smartphones, Indian gamers demand BGMI Lite from Krafton
Mobile gaming is now the most popular gaming platform in the country, with a slew of major publishers and game developers recognizing its value. Even publishers like Activision have ported their popular franchises to mobile, and EA is planning to do the same with Apex Legends.
The economics tied to the player’s ability to experience their favorite games are one of the most pervasive aspects of gaming in India. It’s not a given that the majority of players have high-end smartphones with a 120hz refresh rate display and the most powerful processor available.
Many BGMI players prefer low-end smartphones to their larger counterparts because of the lack of fat and scale of PUBG Mobile Lite. Whatever the reason (space, memory, graphics), lite versions of games like PUBG have always been extremely popular.
Fans have taken to Twitter to request BGMI Lite so that they can play their favorite battle royale on a wider range of smartphones.
On Twitter, #WeWantBGMILite is trending
We need bgmi lite because we have a emotion in game and also we want our inventory back as we have invested money and we can enjoy more then now PLZZ we need bgmi lite 🙏🙏#WEWANTBGMILITE @Anuj_Tandon #Krafton pic.twitter.com/uYox5EOpe0— Kishor Zambade (@KishorZambade) July 16, 2021
Many members of the BGMI community have been vocal about their desire for a Lite version of their favorite battle royale game, and it’s understandable. PUBG Lite wasn’t just a smaller sibling; it quickly became the preferred option for many gamers, even displacing the standard version in terms of active players.
One of the many reasons why a Lite version is so popular among gamers is that storage space is often one of the most difficult constraints they face. The installation itself takes up a lot of room, and the additional updates only add to the problem.
#WeWantBGMILite please karfton give a lite version of bgmi please because we have a small low end device that not suitable for BGMI so we want BGMI lite version— MD Sitare (@MDSitar05893322) July 16, 2021
Lag is also unacceptable, especially when trying to make a game-winning play in the final seconds. Lack of lag is one of the worst things that can happen to a player’s experience and enjoyment of a game.
For all of these reasons and more, it’s possible that Krafton would benefit greatly from the release of BGMI Lite, a less taxing version of the game.