As we enter the new year 2022, this extended holiday is a time for many people to rest and spend time with family. In which many people will choose to play games to “get through the day” and of course there will be no shortage of young gamers and many “young and old” objects also choose this form of entertainment.
That’s why recently, in the Chinese market, the two giants Tencent and NetEase issued a “fatal” announcement when only allowing young players (under 18 years old) to play the game for only one hour a day. New Year’s Eve holiday. This is a strong move from game publishers in this market in an effort to limit young gamers from falling into game addiction.
Previously, China had introduced similar regulations such as only allowing children to play online games for 90 minutes a day and then increased to 3 hours on holidays. Finally, this rule was changed back to one hour on weekends and public holidays. Tencent said that during this New Year holiday, minors can only log in the game from 8 pm to 9 pm, starting from December 31 to January 3, 2022. This also coincides with the New Year holidays in many countries, including Vietnam. After 60 minutes, the game will automatically exit.
China has also used a method that forces players to recognize their faces and scan their identity cards to enter the game. However, children in this market always know how to circumvent the law to satisfy their passion. It is also because of the increasing problem of game addiction of minors, so authorities and publishers in China are forced to take strict measures to solve this painful situation.