In an effort to help “promote healthy gaming behaviors,” PUBG‘s mobile version has introduced a new “Gameplay Management” system. Designed for people under the age of 18, the new system will send pop-ups to players that remind them to take a break.
Under the terms of the new system, players under the age of 18 are required to “acknowledge a gaming advisory” before they’re able to boot the game. At certain time intervals, which were not mentioned in the press release, pop-up notifications will appear to remind youngsters to “rest or stop the game.”
This new Gameplay Management system is live in Indonesia, India, Nepal, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. It will be released in other markets later, in stages.
According to the developer, PUBG Mobile is among the first mobile games to feature such a system. “As PUBG mobile grows into one of the world’s most trending mobile games, it is devoted to providing a better gaming environment and being proactive in building a balanced and sustainable online gaming ecosystem,” publisher Tencent said.
Tencent executive Vincent Wang said the game wants to allow players to “make informed choices” when it comes to how much time they spend playing PUBG mobile. “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,” Wang said.
Tencent will look into player feedback and make necessary adjustments over time as the system is released globally. The company is also undertaking educational measures to inform players about why they should care about the Gameplay Management system in the first place.
There is no word yet on if the Gameplay Management system will ever be launched for PUBG’s other editions on PC and console.
In other PUBG news, Tencent recently closed the game in China and replaced it with a a strange, patriotic version.