Tencent to Restrict Play Time for Children

The biggest social media and gaming company, Tencent Holdings Ltd., in China by revenue claimed that it might limit play time for most of the youngsters who enjoy playing “Honour of Kings” starting this week, in the middle of statements that youngsters were getting obsessed to the trendy mobile game. Teachers and parents have criticized that youngsters were becoming obsessed to the multiplayer online battle game, which as per the company has over 200 Million users placing it in the top position in the list of most popular game in the world of its category.

Tencent to Restrict Play Time for Children

Children below 12 Years of age will be restricted to play for 1 Hour every day, while those aged between 12 Years and 18 Years will be restricted to 2 Hours each day, Tencent claimed. The company also strategies to restrict those users under the age of 12 from logging in after 9 PM (1300 GMT) and will imply further limitations on how much amount youngsters invest on the game, it further added.

“There are no policies to avoid immoderation in China on online games, but we made a decision to be the first one to attempt to dismiss parental worries by forcing children to log off and restricting play time,” Tencent claimed on its authorized WeChat account. Tencent, which has a more than 200 games in its portfolio, also claimed that it might update a parental-control platform introduced earlier in 2017 that makes it simpler for parents to observe gaming account activities of their children.

Tencent to Restrict Play Time for Children

It will also increase the need of real-name registration for all players. The fantasy role-playing game based on historical characters of China collected revenue of over 5.5 Billion Yuan ($810.47 Million) in the quarter one of 2017. Mobile gaming revenue of China expanded to 27.5 Billion Yuan by 4.5 Billion Yuan over the same period, the largest growth in 2 years.

As per Jiguang, the mobile data intelligence company, “Honour of Kings” has turned out to be most popular game in China in past few months, increasing its monthly active users two times to 163 Million in the month of May as compared to the month of December.

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