Both PUBG Mobile and FAU-G are doing the rounds in India in terms of news, hype and expectations. PUBG Mobile was banned in India on September 2 by the MEITY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) in addition to 118 apps because they “are involved in activities that are detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the security of the state and audience. to order.”
And nCore, the developer of FAU-G, took this opportunity to announce the game, which was quite similar to PUBG. But according to the developers, that seems like the magnitude of the similarities between the two games.
With all the rumors going on about how FAU-G would just be an imitation of PUBG Mobile, nCore founder Vishal Gondal said unfounded. He went on to explain how the two games would be different. And here we’ll look at those differences.
FAU-G and PUBG: What’s not the same
While FAU-G and PUBG Mobile have similarities, there is a lot that differs.
- First, PUBG Mobile is essentially a battle royale game. Battle Royale mode refers to a mode in which a number of players battle it out to be the last man. This apparently isn’t the case with FAU-G, and the game has been confirmed to feature the recent Galwan Valley clash as a scenario. Which means there will be insurgents. This means it probably won’t be a Battle Royale, but Gondal confirmed that it may include the mode in the future.
- Considering the last point, FAU-G probably wouldn’t have a player-versus-player mode and could be co-op. On the other hand, PUBG Mobile is essentially a player-versus-player game.
- Ahead, Vishal Gondal confirmed that FAU-G would feature melee combat without the involvement of weapons. However, there will be melee weapons that can be used against enemies. PUBG Mobile also includes melee weapons, but the main combat includes weapons.
- FAU-G, which is likely a co-op game, would mean taking out AI enemies, which is again not present in PUBG Mobile.
- Gondal also clarified that FAU-G would be in the third person view which is one of the available modes in PUBG Mobile, but conversely it also has the first person view available.
FAU-G: Probable release date and the future
The company began development in May 2020 and initially attempted to release the game on August 15, to mark India’s Independence Day. However, due to the complex nature of the game development, it had to be pushed, and recent reports indicate that the initial launch was scheduled for September itself, but it didn’t.
In fact, the founders say that FAU-G was actually part of three games they are currently working on, one of which is a cricket game and the other associated with music. The cricket game was also ready release in September, coinciding with India’s popular franchise cricket tournament IPL. The tournament, which was postponed from March due to Covid-19, starts on September 19.
The company is taking baby steps with its new title and has failed to raise funds that would be necessary to maintain such titles over the long term. To add new features to the existing titles and new titles to the franchise, nCore Games would need a venture round sooner rather than later. Since gaming has not traditionally been a favorite of VC in India, we have to wait and see how their efforts go in the future.
It remains to be seen if there would actually be interest in the title in the long run or if it will become a fad. With PUBG actively looking for ways to return to India, we feel that the battle royale has only just begun. Not to mention the recent high refresh rate support announced by PUBG.