The developer announced that the FAU-G mobile game has exceeded 1 million pre-registrations in just three days after it appeared in the Google Play store. FAU-G was originally expected to arrive in October, but the launch was delayed until November. The mobile shooting game is finally available in the Google Play store on November 30, but only for pre-registration. The final release date has not been disclosed. FAU-G is short for Fearless and United Guards and is touted to compete with PUBG Mobile India, which is a slightly customized version of the global variant of PUBG and is also expected to be launched soon.
nCore Games is a FAU-G developer based in Bangalore, Announced Information about the game’s pre-registered number on Twitter. The pre-registration of the game started three days ago in the Google Play store of Android devices, and the apparent absence of the game in the App Store of Apple’s iOS devices may mean that developers are still using Android-only games. Pre-registered users will receive push notifications to let them know that they can download the game. Eligible devices will automatically download and install the game.
Thank you for your wonderful response! In less than 24 hours, India has the highest number of pre-registrations!
— NCORE games (@nCore_games) December 2, 2020
FAU-G’s Google Play store listing did not provide any details about its expected release, download size, or list of compatible devices, although sources have hinted that it will take place this month. However, it does contain a description that can provide a clear idea of its storyline and gameplay.
The game was co-developed with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been promoting the game since the trailer was released in October. The trailer suggests that the level of the game can simulate the Galvan Valley conflict between Indian and Chinese troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). But the current description shows that the FAU-G storyline can completely revolve around Indian soldiers “above the mountain on the northern border of India”. These roles will be called the FAU-G Commando, which is an elite force of Indian soldiers patrolling dangerous areas.
PUBG Corporation has always hoped to ease the tension in India-China relations to ensure that India returns with the necessary approvals, and FAU-G has been based on anti-Chinese sentiment since the first trailer. The game was announced two days after PUBG was banned in India on September 4. However, FAU-G is not only an alternative to PUBG in India, but it is also vigorously promoted as a patriotic game, emphasizing the contribution of the military.
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