The onilne multiplayer game PUBG Mobile has become the most popular game as there are millions and millions of PUBG players globally. The children ate getting addict of it and There have been debates over whether the online battle royale is causing mental health issues among kids and teenagers. There were also eports of the Maharashtra Government and Gujarat Government having imposed their respective bans on kids playing PUBG Mobile. Now, Chinese government also has reportedly initiated a crackdown on online gaming addiction among the youth and have asked game developers to impose age restrictions on their games.
As per the report of Gamesindustrybiz.com, Tencent is continuously working on how it can restrict younger players or teenagers from accessing some of its games in China and have come up with a digital lock system 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.
Moreover, Tencent Games has also started using technologies such as facial recognition and player ID checks in order to identify the age of players for Honour of Kings and others games in China.
It should be noted that PUBG Mobile is essentially free on both Android and iOS smartphones and this coupled with the fact that smartphones are easily accessible for kids these days, means that almost every teen can play PUBG Mobile on his or her handset.The teens are getting addict of it which is leading them to mental health issues.