Built by a 37-year old graphic designer, the mobile version of PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)has already taken India by storm. After multiple arrests and bans in India, Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation have finally come up with a tentative solution to address the concern of people playing the game for too long. The makers have implemented a play time restriction exclusively for Indian players of six hours.
This restriction could be thought of as a repercussion to the recent ban imposed by the Gujarat government and multiple arrests made by the police. This is not the first time that such restrictions have been imposed on PUBG Mobile, prior to this; the Chinese government has already imposed a ban for players under the age of 13.
Several Indian players who have already exhausted their six hours are still receiving notifications asking them to wait for some more time before they can resume play. Newscusp also spoke to a player who said that after receiving the notification, he had to wait for about fifteen minutes before he could resume the game.
PUBG Mobile has also issued a statement which says that the game is “meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed in a healthy and responsible manner.” The game is also asking the users to update their age, implying that in the future, lower restriction limit could be rolled out for users under the age of 18. However, there has been no official communication from PUBG Mobile on this front.
If the company rolls out this update, it would definitely irk some of the existing users, but more importantly, it would help the company fight off the requests to completely ban the game.