Krafton Inc. has reduced the in-game play time for minors playing Battlegrounds Mobile India to three hours with an option to bypass the limit as well. This step is taken to encourage healthy and responsible gaming habits within children below the age of 18.
Battlegrounds Mobile India is probably the biggest hit in the battle royale genre and has a big player base. A big part of it comprises of minors and the developers have partially taken the responsibility to instill good gaming habits within children.
Battlegrounds Mobile India was launched with restrictions for minors playing this game. Players under eighteen have to sign-up via their guardians’ phone number and cross verify it via an OTP system. The in-game play time was also limited to six hours during the launch.
PUBG Mobile had several reports of causing harm and addiction problems in younger audience and the developers took this step to ensure that such things do not happen again. They have taken yet another stringent step according to the reports by Fossbyte.
The play time has been reduced to three hours for minors, after which they will have to provide an OTP sent on the guardians’ mobile number to continue playing. The game also reminds players to take a break in between sessions to promote rest.
This move will be helpful for caretakers to monitor their wards’ gaming habit and encourage them to play more responsibly.