In Alpha Clasher’s recent livestream, he was joined by another player named predatorsasuke, who claimed that he worked at Google and shared the tentative relaunch date of BGMI. He said, “You’d be very happy, BGMI will launch on Google Play Store on 15th January; it is a tentative date.” Following this livestream, Hector was asked about the return of BGMI on one of his recent streams. He said, “The game is going to return in January, someone from Google said this. I don’t know this personally, but I have heard this. That person is someone important in the Google community; he is someone in a leadership position. It doesn’t matter if someone from the gaming community says that the game will return. That person said that the game would return on 15th January.” Hector further added, “I even asked Thug about it, he said that he would inform me two weeks before the game’s release. So, we will inform you two weeks before the game will return.”
It should be noted that all of this information should be taken with a grain of salt as neither Krafton nor Google have confirmed any of this. Rumours regarding BGMI’s return have been around since the game got banned. Skyesports CEO Shiva Nandy had previously claimed that BGMI and TikTok are coming back to India soon. However, none of these have happened yet, and TikTok is on the verge to get banned in the US as well over its data privacy and security concerns.