Battlegrounds Cellular India firm Krafton has introduced that it has a brand new CEO for the nation. It divulge to the South Korean media that Sean Hyunil Sohn is its India CEO. He beforehand served as Krafton’s Head of Company Improvement.
So its official now @hisohn has taken a a technique ticket to India (Bengaluru) as Krafton’s India CEO – huge present of our intent for Indian market. Welcome Sean. (hyperlink in Korean) https://t.co/JupCKSouEX
— Anuj Tandon 🇮🇳 (@Anuj_Tandon) August 6, 2021
Contemplating Krafton’s intense give attention to investing in India, Sohn’s promotion is sensible. Significantly as the corporate has plans to department out above and past the video games enterprise.
Sohn did say that Krafton was seeking to put money into the broader tech area, past gaming when it led a fund spherical for Indian recreation streaming platform Loco.
“At Krafton, we consider avid gamers urge for food is barely growing in consuming dwell online game content material and Loco is finest positioned in India to supply a world class recreation streaming platform and it has constructed a passionate neighborhood round itself,” he mentioned in a ready assertion on the time. “Krafton plans to maintain investing closely not simply in gaming, but in addition tech, media, and different associated areas to assist and take part within the development of those sectors in India.”
Moreover, if we glance previous India, there appears to be a concerted effort from Krafton to broaden the narrative elements of its personal IP what with bringing Useless Area co-creator Glen Schofield on board to guide growth on The Callisto Protocol, which is ready within the PUBG universe. Getting access to a repository of tales might make the sport growth course of all of the extra simpler.
All of this comes at a time when Krafton’s Battlegrounds Cellular India is the nation’s largest recreation with 46 million downloads and en path to 50 million downloads quickly, incentivising present customers to assist it hit that milestone.
Whereas Battlegrounds Cellular India is on Android just for now, Krafton’s notes recommend an iOS launch is on the way in which.
“We’re making ready for all Indian gamers to obtain rewards no matter their OS,” reads one of many phrases on the corporate’s website, hinting we might get an iOS launch date quickly.