#Exclusive | TIMES NOW speaks to nCore Co-Founder @vishalgondal on the launch of Fau-G.— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 5, 2020
The game (Fau-G) is not trying to copy or mimic PUBG. The name of the game is attributed to @akshaykumar & he was the one who came up with the association of Bharat ke Veer: Vishal Gondal. pic.twitter.com/q3qCX1WgmT
The central government of India on Wednesday banned 118 Chinese mobile apps, including the popular game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG. After the ban on the most popular game, it caused a meltdown on Twitter as fans were heartbroken with the decision. However, days after the ban, Akshay Kumar unveiled the alternative Made-In-India Version of PUBG name FAU-G, short form for Fearless and United-Guards. The makers of the game have also pledged to donate 20 per cent of its revenue to the government's fund for paramilitary forces called Bharat Ke Veer set up after the 2019 Pulwama terror attack. As some video game fans lauded the initiative, there are some who mocked the game. Many slammed the actor for presenting a copy of the game PUBG in the form of FAU-G.
Having said that, Times Now got in touch with Vishal Gondal, the co-founder of nCore who said that it is not a rip off of PUBG. He even mentioned that the name of the game is attributed to Akshay Kumar. "The game (Fau-G) is not trying to copy or mimic PUBG. The name of the game is attributed to @akshaykumar & he was the one who came up with the association of Bharat ke Veer," he said. Vishal even said that the motive behind FAU-G is to give the Indian gamers the feel and experience of a real soldier and battleground.
Check out what the founder as to say:
Only yesterday, Akshay Kumar took to his Instagram account and shared the first poster of the game and wrote, "Supporting PM @narendramodi’s Atma Nirbhar movement, proud to present a multiplayer action game, Fearless And United - Guards FAU-G. Besides entertainment, players will also learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers. 20% of the net revenue generated will be donated to #BharatKeVeer Trust #FAUG @vishygo #nCoreGames" ALSO READ: Netizens Find Akshay Kumar's FAU-G Poster To Be A Copy Of Collision Of Innocence; Trolls Ask Where's 'Atmanirbharta'?
Image source: Instagram/ akshaykumar/ SpotboyE archives
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