PUBG Addiction has been one topic which is being debated almost every day in some part of the world and while several Indian authorities have taken measures to curb PUBG addiction, there are some state governments which have also imposed a ban on playing Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds.
PUBG Mobile players started sharing screenshots of the health reminder which says, “You’ve played the game for 6hours today. Please come back at 2019-03-23 05:30:00”. According to this, users who have played PUBG Mobile for Six hours were barred from playing the game and could only log in the next day at 5:30 am.
This wasn’t the case for everyone though as some players received the notification despite playing for less than three hours. These users also received the health reminder but it simply said that the game has stopped and to come back the following day at 5:30 am.
Now, in a recent development, several PUBG Mobile Players have taken on to twitter in order to confirm that Tencent Games is indeed testing a new Health Reminder Feature, which restricts gameplay for over 6 hours in a day.
As per reports which have been doing the rounds on the internet, Tencent has imposed a 6-hour gameplay restriction for Indian gamers.
The extreme step was reportedly taken over the Holi holidays during which users took to Twitter to share how the game had started giving them health reminded, and even locking them out after prolonged gameplay sessions. The move has come as a shock to most users as there still hasn’t been any official confirmation of the ban.
This development comes after a report by Gamesindustrybiz.com claimed that the Chinese government has initiated a crackdown on online gaming addiction among the youth and have asked game developers to impose age restrictions on their games.
Tencent Games have reportedly rolled out a digital lock system for PUBG Mobile in China which will ban all the players under the age of 13 years. This digital lock system will need the guardian of the youth to unlock the game for him or her.
PUBG Mobile hasn’t clarified on whether this is a new feature being tested or if it will roll out to all users. Not every PUBG Mobile user has received this health reminder as yet. This health reminder comes at a time when PUBG Mobile is facing bans in some Indian cities. Authorities have even arrested some people for playing PUBG Mobile despite the ban.
It is expected that PUBG Mobile could be experimenting a time limit feature for the ongoing ban demands in India. The company did say it is working on figuring out a way to find “a reasonable solution” on this.