Garena prepares for Free Fire launch in India with full localization

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Singapore-based game publisher Garena is ready to introduce its popular video game Free Fire to Indian gamers. The company has plans for localization of its operations in the country. According to sources close to the development, after over seven months of consideration and in response to government directives, Garena is in the process of relocating its game server to India.

As reported by Economic Times, confirming the move, Garena stated, “Free Fire India will feature a fully localized infrastructure tailored to meet the needs and requirements of the authorities and our stakeholders in India.” This step highlights Garena’s commitment to addressing regulatory concerns and catering to the unique preferences of the Indian gaming community.

The server is planned to be installed at Yotta Data Services’ premises in Navi Mumbai, with testing underway. “Yotta is collaborating closely with Garena’s headquarters team to ensure the server meets the high throughput demands necessary for handling streaming workloads efficiently,” revealed an insider familiar with the matter. “Thorough performance testing is crucial to ensure a seamless gaming experience, particularly given the importance of esports tournaments where technical glitches can impact multiple stakeholders.”

The localization efforts signal an important milestone for both Garena and Indian gamers eagerly anticipating the launch of Free Fire in their country. With the groundwork being laid for a smoother gaming experience, enthusiasts can look forward to immersing themselves in the world of Free Fire, free from technical obstacles.