Responding to criticism from the Indian Government for the addictive PUBG Mobile makes Tencent make special features to reduce the number of addictions to this game.
As a developer and owner of PUBG Mobile, Tencent has just released a feature that can limit play time. This feature has been tested in India since March 21. Players report that they get a warning message regarding playing time when logging in to their respective accounts.
The message will appear when the player has played PUBG Mobile for six hours on the same day. If the player has passed the deadline, they can only re-login the next day.
Health remainder on @PUBGMOBILE . One of my friend played it for 6 hours it seems an . #PUBG To the next level. @Im_Rahul16 Take care of your health daww.. 🤣😂 ¼ part of day well spent with @PUBG pic.twitter.com/6nOUTrvglh
— Srihari Lakshminarasimhan (@Srihari_lsr) March 21, 2019
According to Tencent, this feature was deliberately made so that PUBG Mobile can still be played in a healthy and responsible manner. The developer also admitted that this feature was released due to the discourse of blocking PUBG Mobile in India.
“We introduce a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced and responsible games, including limiting playing time for underage players,” Tencent said through his official statement as reported by XDA Developers.
“We were therefore surprised to learn that local authorities in several cities have decided to impose a ban on playing our games,” they continued.
Tencent stated that he would try to have a dialogue with the local government so that the discourse on the ban on PUBG Mobile was cancelled.
In Indonesia, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is currently reviewing community proposals regarding the fatwa of the PUBG game. A number of people judge that there is an element of radicalism played in this game.
The PUBG game reaped controversy after the community considered the game could trigger radicalism because of practising war and murder.
The game with the battle royale genre is touted to be similar to terrorist acts when carrying out mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand mosques.
So PUBG lovers, what do you think about this?