Tencent adds security measures in PUBG and Arena of Valor to prevent gaming addiction in China

Tencent PUBG China Addition

The Chinese government loves to keep busy with video games and keeping children away from gaming addiction. It's a very debatable topic, but one that is here to stay, as giant Chinese publisher Tencent reveals its new move.

Tencent has added a new kind of digital lock to PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings (known as Arena of Valor in the west) in twelve major cities, to serve as a test. This means that the game can only be unlocked by completing several steps, including proof that the parent is aware and consents that the minor plays the game, also controlling the time that the kid spends gaming.

This digital lock may appear at times when an underage player creates an account, according to Siliconera. To unlock the game, parents need to enter their relationship with the child, their mobile phone number, upload a photo of their ID card, a photo with the kid and a short video as well. Sounds like a lot of work to play a mobile game, don't you think?

If this test brings positive results, more cities in China will receive this digital lock.

How would you react if such a procedure was coming to your city?

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