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Last Updated : May 16, 2019 05:32 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

PUBG rolls out 'GamePlay Management' to promote healthy gaming environment

The developers had assured to act upon the complaints by taking steps based on the feedback it received from parents and experts.

Pranav Hegde

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) has received a lot of flak for being an addictive game that has adverse effects on children. Not just in India, but around the world, people have complained about the game’s abusive environment.

The game was banned in some cities in India, Nepal, Iraq, and even in its home country China. Following the criticism, PUBG has introduced a new feature to promote a healthy gaming environment.

Earlier this year, Tencent developers had announced that they would introduce new features and take measures to create a healthy gaming environment. The developers had assured to act upon the complaints by taking steps based on the feedback it received from parents and experts.

The new feature called ‘GamePlay Management’ is being officially rolled out now globally. It essentially informs players the amount of time they’ve spent playing the game. The feature activities as soon as players log-in and enter their age.

Players under the age of 18 would have to acknowledge a gaming advisory to continue playing the game. The game would also notify users and remind them to stop playing and rest at regular intervals.

Currently, it has been released in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, etc. The feature would get deployed to the remaining markets in the coming days.

It is unknown if the feature would make its way on other platforms where the game is played. Apart from mobile, PUBG is available as a paid service on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

The game is soon expected to release Season 7 on its mobile app with the version 0.12.5.

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First Published on May 16, 2019 05:32 pm
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