01 October 2019
PUBG has become one of the most popular video games across many software platforms in recent times. It is so popular that Microsoft even released a limited-edition Xbox One PUBG controller. In fact, a PUBG tournament in India was also announced earlier this year. However, has anyone stopped to think about what it could be doing to young minds? Well, the Chinese Government has. The Government in China has put an age lock on the game, limiting players who are under the age of 13.
This age lock will be applied on PUBG as well as on another Tencent game called Honor of Kings. The games will have an age verification procedure to ensure that its users are over the age of 13. Although it is unclear on what exact technology will be implemented to impose this age lock in PUBG, what is certain is that it is being done due to a large number of children becoming addicted to it. Perhaps some sort of digital facial recognition will be used to weed out the younger ones. In all likelihood, the sign in procedure will require the help of a parent or guardian.
In days to come, we may even see some better sort of parental locks being implemented into the game. China has always come down hard when it comes to locks on games, going as far as banning a few games. Do you think the future of PUBG players in China is at risk? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section below!