This restriction is now applicable to Indian players, while the rest of the world is not affected by the cap on playing time.
After a spate of arrests and complaints by parents, different state governments in India imposed a ban on popular gaming console PUBG Mobile. Now, in the wake of amped pressure and clampdowns, the company was forced to react and hence, have imposed a play-time restriction of six hours.
It needs to be mentioned here that this restriction is now applicable to Indian players, while the rest of the world is not affected by the cap on playing time.
According to the aforementioned new restriction, gamers say that are seeing a warning message when two hours are up and then after four hours another message pops up which warns them that their playing time is about to end. After the lapse of six hours, another message pops up which reads ‘health reminder’ and players are informed that they have played for six continuous hours and need to take a break and resume playing after 24 hours.
This restriction has come after the Gujarat government banned the game in their state and also multiple arrests were made in the state by the police. Also, the Chinese government has already banned the PUBG mobile game for children aged less than 13.
PUBG have already responded to the ban wave by issuing a statement, “PUBG MOBILE is a game. It is meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed in a healthy and responsible manner. In consonance with our endeavour to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players. We were thus surprised to learn that local authorities in a few cities have decided to impose a ban on playing our game. We are working to understand the legal basis of such bans, and hope we can have a constructive dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition. To PUBG MOBILE players, we want to assure you that we are on your side and we will try our best to find a reasonable solution.”