PUBG New State: Hindi Version of Official Website Found Disabled


PUBG New State was revealed to the public on February 25th with much fanfare. However, Indian fans were left a little disappointed since the company had clearly indicated that PUBG: New State will not release in India, Vietnam, and China in its official fact sheet. But it should be noted that excluding India from the official release may not have been the plan all along. As reported by Gemwire, PUBG New State’s official website has code that hides a Hindi version of the site.The hidden Hindi version of the website contains a fully translated version of the announcement, the privacy policy, terms of service and more. A Hindi version of the trailer for Krafton’s latest game, however, could not be found on the website.

PUBG New State: Hindi Website for India

The current version of PUBG New State’s official website contains support for 19 different languages, of which Hindi is not an option.

PUBG New State Website without Hindi OptionPUBG New State Website without Hindi Option

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However, upon inspecting the code of the website, it appears that a Hindi version of the website has been disabled. Upon further inspection, a full Hindi language pack containing various aspects of the website, including PUBG New State’s announcement, was discovered.

Reenabling this code makes the Hindi option appear on the website.

Hindi option on PUBG New State's websiteHindi option can clearly be seen after reenabling it

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Here’s how PUBG New State’s official announcement on the website would have looked, based on the Hindi language pack found on the website.

Hindi version of PUBG New State LaunchIf the Hindi language pack was implemented on the website, this is how it would have looked.

What does this mean for PUBG New State and India?

The only thing that the presence of a Hindi language pack indicates is that Krafton and PUBG Studio considered releasing PUBG New State in India at some point in time.

It can suggest that there are plans for the game to release in India in the near future. But it can also mean that Krafton decided to scrap the Indian release of the game just before it revealed the game.

PUBG New State was officially announced by PUBG Studio and KRAFTON, Inc on February 27. The new battle royale game is the successor to the extremely popular PUBG Mobile and will be available for Android and iOS users. However, the game will not be launching in India; hence the Google Play Store listing within the country is bereft of any option to pre-register for the game.

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