Perhaps some gamers have been glued to their mobile phones, craving for the sweet satisfaction of a win (better known as “chicken dinner”) in Players’ Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG). Whatever the reason, it doesn’t change the fact that Tencent (the publishers of PUBG) is introducing a new gameplay management system.
What’s the new management system for?
Targeted towards players who are under 18, the new system aims to “promote healthy gaming behaviours”. Tencent claims that PUBG Mobile is one of the first few mobile titles to include such a system in their games.
When asked to comment on the introduction of this new system, here’s what Tencent executive Vincent Wang had to say: “Today’s announcement is a proactive step in ensuring that hundreds of millions of players worldwide can continue to enjoy PUBG Mobile in a sustainable manner.”
What exactly does the new system do?
These young players will have to “acknowledge a gaming advisory” before booting up the game. In addition, these players will receive pop-up notifications reminding them to take a break. However, it’s unclear how often these pop-up notifications will appear. Not often enough to disrupt any exciting matches, we hope!
PUBG’s new gameplay management system is already up and running in certain countries: Indonesia, India, Nepal, the UAE, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It will be rolled out to other markets in other countries and regions in stages.
It’s a pretty sweet addition to the game itself, and it shows that Tencent knows that their player base has a fairly large number of younger gamers. After all, gaming can get so immersive that sometimes you can forget to take a break! Sometimes you just need a little reminder – whether it be from a relative telling you to stop playing and take a break, or in the form of a pop-up in-game.