Akshay Kumar, on Friday (September 4), announced an upcoming multiplayer game FAU-G, supporting PM Narendra Modi’s Atma Nirbhar movement. Sharing the news on Instagram, Akshay Kumar 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.” This is the actor’s first gaming venture.
FAU-G is expected to be launched soon.
FAU-G Developed by Ncore games, the announced after the government banned Tencent Games’ PUBG Mobile, along with 117 other applications, on Wednesday (September 2). According to Source, The game will be based on real incidents encountered by the Indian Security Forces to deal with both domestic and foreign threats. The game will be set in the Galwan Valley backdrop followed by third-person shooting gameplay in the subsequent releases. The game will be available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Supporting PM @narendramodi’s AtmaNirbhar movement, proud to present an 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 pic.twitter.com/Q1HLFB5hPt
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 4, 2020
But Twitterati slammed FAU-G and Kumar for using an alleged Shutterstock image in their announcement poster. As per Netizens, the makers of the poster used a stock image to show soldiers engaged in a battle.
The picture used in the poster of FAU-G is very much similar to the picture used on the poster of Today We Rise, a Song by the band named Collision Of Innocence which was premiered on May 23rd, 2020 in YouTube.
Actual picture is owned by a photographer, Phet Thai.He has posted this image (poster of FAU-G) on February 4th, 2019 on his Instagram account. He has 419 stock photos on Shutterstock.
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FAU-G is being developed by nCORE Games that is funded by Vishal Gondal, CEO of GOQii and Akshay Kumar is the brand ambassador of GOQii .
— John Quarantine (@ambar_hitman) September 4, 2020
The nCore Games announced on Friday that they are all set to launch a new Indian version of PUBG Mobile called FAU-G which stands for Fearless and United Guards.
Name is stolen from another game.
Idea is also stolen from another game.
— Pranay Malviya 🇮🇳 (@UrPranayMalviya) September 4, 2020
— Naijil (@naijilnj) September 4, 2020
Akshay Kumar Educational Qualification was College Drop-out. So who developed FAUG gaming?
— Yamu Rahu (@Yamirahu) September 4, 2020