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Esports: Much anticipated FAU-G Mobile arrives on Google Play

Esports: Much anticipated FAU-G Mobile arrives on Google Play

The Bridge Desk

Published: 30 Nov 2020 12:07 PM GMT

The much anticipated FAU-G mobile game has finally arrived on Google Play for pre-registration on Monday. The game is still not launched yet. The developers have restricted the pre-registration to Android users for now as the registrations have not appeared on Apple's App store yet. The listing also hints at the storyline. FAU-G, anticipated to take on PUBG Mobile India, was announced just two days after PUBG was banned along with 117 other Chinese apps in September. But more than an Indian alternative to PUBG, FAU-G is being heavily promoted as a patriotic game that highlights the contribution of the armed forces.

FAU-G, short for Fearless and United Guards, is now available on Google Play store for pre-registration. Users who have pre-registered will receive a push notification letting them know the game is available for download. Eligible devices will have the game automatically downloaded and installed. The size of the download and other details about the version have still not been revealed. But the listing gives a brief about the storyline and the gameplay.

The game was expected to emulate the Galwan Valley clashes between the Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). But the description of the game now suggests that the whole gameplay will be centred around Indian soldiers “high up on the peaks of India's northern border”. The characters will be called FAU-G commandos, an elite group of Indian soldiers patrolling the dangerous territory.

FAU-G is being developed by Bengaluru-based nCore Games in collaboration with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The first teaser went live on October 25. The launch of the game was reportedly slated for the same month but hit a snag. The developers then announced a November release that put it on a collision course with the hugely anticipated PUBG Mobile India — a slightly tailored version of PUBG announced for the Indian market. Both games would end up facing delays for a number of reasons. And both have teased their games as coming soon.

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