FAU-G vs PUBG Mobile: Can the home grown shooter keep up with high octane action in PUBG?
Merely 48 hours into the PUBG Mobile ban, a new mobile shooter called FAU-G, or Fearless And United Guards, developed by Bangalore based nCore Games was announced. The game was announced under the mentor-ship of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, and it arose to take the place left by PUBG Mobile.
Post the announcement of the game, FAU-G was predicted by internet sleuths to be a part of the battle royale or multiplayer genre as the game promises to fill the void left behind by the PUBG Mobile ban and the name similarities of the two games FAU-G and PUBG.
It seems that the game will be quite different from PUBG Mobile. The game may not be a battle royale at launch and may be part of the Action-Adventure genre, here's why.
Cinematic teaser hints at what the game could be
The new cinematic teaser for FAU-G, basically introduces us to the anthem of the game and also gives us a glimpse at what could be the game's first episode. It seems that this will be set in the backdrop of Ladakh, where Indian forces are seen squaring off against the PLA troops.
This surely hints towards FAU-G being a part of the Action story mode genre. However, the game may pack multiple game modes but nothing has been revealed yet, so take this with a pinch of salt.
Here's what nCore games had to say
Post the launch of FAU-G, there were numerous rumours revolving around FAU-G being a PUBG clone. However, the devs have claimed that this rumour is false, according to a report by The Mako Reactor. Mako Reactor asked Ganesh Hande, Co-Founder nCore Games and COO at Ncore Games, What genre does FAU-G fall into? Is it a third-person action title or does it have battle royale ambitions?
“So, the simple answer is that the game will have both modes,” says Gondal. But we are going to not launch everything together. Much like other games, we will first launch and update, we will see the feedback, we will see how the monetisation is working, how the customers are reacting. Live ops is not about launching and deciding to launch all the 500 features on one day. There will be something launched on day one. But then our plan is to iterate but if you ask me, what will the game be like in six to 12 months after launch? It will certainly be both modes.”
FAU-G a.k.a Fearless And United Guards: nCore game's 'Atmanirbhar' produce that promises to fill the void left behind by the PUBG Mobile ban in India, was announced back in September. The game is set to come out on January 26th, on the occasion of Republic Day.