There is no doubt that PUBG Mobile was one of the top contributors to the rise of mobile gaming and the Esports scene in India. However, after the ban of PUBG Mobile in India. There was a lack of a mechanically better battle royale game.
The end result was that many players started using VPN and the Global version of the game. Streamers and Big players were looking for new opportunities. And, what left was an empty throne, waiting for the return of PUBG Mobile or something similar.
Apex Legends Mobile is a nuanced take on the Battle Royale genre. Instead of being more realistic like PUBG Mobile, Apex Legends Mobile thrives on movement, team composition, skills, response and reaction time.
Apex Legends Mobile is the best title to take the empty throne left by PUBG Mobile’s ban in India. It shares the same level of quality gameplay, content and popularity.
Ever since the Apex Legends Mobile beta got announced, we have seen a positive response from the Indian mobile gaming community. However, when you compare the interest of people over one week. PUBG Mobile wins with a stable interest over time.
In the end, we will say that Apex Legends Mobile is the closest game that shares the potential to overtake PUBG Mobile in India. However, it remains to be seen whether Apex Mobile will completely overtake PUBG Mobile or not.
FYI, India and the Philippines are the first two countries to try out Apex Legends Mobile closed beta when it launches. It shows the scope of the Asian market in Mobile Gaming. Big Corps. like EA, Activision and others are trying to enter the lucrative market of Mobile gaming with their legacy titles.
So, in terms of analytics too, Apex Legends Mobile has a high potential to be a massive hit title in India.
Apex Legends is a free to play battle royale game currently available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platform. The mobile version of the game is currently in the works with beta testing starting Spring 2021.