SunstarTV Bureau: The replacement of Chinese game PUBG, FAU-G the made-in-India mobile game is going to launch on January 26.
FAU-G has created a stir as it was announced right after the Chinese app ban in India that prevented gamers from playing PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobiles games at the time.
What is FAU-G?
FAU-G, aka Fearless and United Guards, is an action game for mobile that has been made in India by Bangalore-based company nCore Games. It was announced back in September 2020 after the Indian government banned PUBG Mobile in the country.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar announced FAU-G on Twitter, saying it supports Atmanirbhar movement and that ‘players will also learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers.’ He also shared that 20 percent of the revenue generated by the game will be donated to Bharat Ke Veer trust.
nCore Games co-founder Vishal Gondal had revealed that the first level in FAU-G is based on the Galwan Valley skirmish where the Indian Army engaged with Chinese troops. Then in October, the actor shared a teaser that gave us a glimpse at the brawler mechanics in the game. While the game has been referred to as an Indian alternative to PUBG Mobile, it doesn’t seem to feature the same battle royale-style gameplay yet.
Where to download FAU-G?
FAU-G app page went live on Google Play late in November for pre-registration. After you pre-register, you will receive a push notification letting you know it is available for download when the game launches. It will be automatically downloaded and installed on eligible devices. If you did not pre-register, you can manually download the game from Google Play upon release.
Within three days of the game going live on Google Play, pre-registrations crossed one million. Recently, Gondal shared that the game has crossed four million pre-registrations.
What devices will FAU-G run on?
FAU-G seems to be available for pre-registration on Android devices only, at least for now. The game is not available for pre-registration on iOS devices and the developers have not shared if it will eventually make its way to iPhones and iPads.