The creator of BGMI and PUBG, Krafton, recently confirmed their two upcoming games that will also be available in the Indian market, according to an exclusive report from India Today Tech during their recent visit to the company’s office in Seoul, South Korea.
Defense Derby is the first game revealed by the company, and it is made specifically for mobile devices by Krafton’s Rising Wing Studios. The other game is Callisto Protocol, a third-person shooter game created by Krafton’s Striking Distance Studios, available for PCs and gaming consoles.
In India, Android and iOS mobile devices can still be used to download New State Mobile via Krafton’s PUBG Studios. Although PUBG and BGMI were previously banned in the country due to security concerns, their PC version is still playable through Steam.
Krafton also confirmed release dates for The Callisto Protocol during the G-Star 2022 gaming event in Busan, South Korea. The game is set to release on December 2 globally, including in India.
There is still no confirmed date for the second game, “Defense Derby,” but it is expected to arrive early next year, according to Krafton. Another PC title, called Moonbreaker, is also released as an early-access game on Steam.
Both upcoming games are very different from the battle royale-style games that Krafton makes and are currently available, such as BGMI, PUGB, and New State Mobile.
Taking place 300 years in the future, The Callisto Protocol is a third-person survival horror game. Players will assume the character of Jacob Lee in this game, which is set on Callisto, Jupiter’s second-largest moon.
According to the official description of the game, “Jacob will need to adapt his tactics to combat the rapidly evolving creatures while scavenging to unlock new weapons, gear, and abilities to outrun the growing threat and escape the horrors of Jupiter’s Dead Moon.”
In contrast, Defense Derby is a real-time strategy defense mobile game for smartphones where players must build a deck and protect their castle in the main PvP (player-versus-player) mode. Users will need to buy cards through an auction mechanism in order to build a strong deck.
In an interview with India Today Tech, Rafael Lim, Head of Publishing at Krafton, said, “PUBG is our main IP, and now we are leaping forward to be a global publisher. Aside from these new titles, we are also watching the marketing for new IPs. We’ve established more studios and are going forward with more titles.”
The studio is planning to release three new video game titles in the future while also working on how to bring BGMI back to Indian fans.