So the company will determine the age of users and restrict access to their titles.
Tencent publisher intends to verify the identity of all users of their games in China with the help of police databases. In this way, the company will calculate players who are less than 12 years old, and then limit their gaming session time to one hour per day and also block access to games from 9 pm to 8 am Those who are between 13 and 18 will be allowed to play up to two hours daily.
By the end of 2018, Tencent plans to introduce a verification system in 10 of its mobile titles. In 2019, it will work in all games of the publisher. Analysts expect Tencent to verify the identity of hundreds of millions of people, as more than 600 million gamers live in China.
In late August, the Chinese government announced the launch of a program to combat child myopia. After that, the value of Tencent fell by $ 20 billion.
In early October, the publisher reported that a test of the face recognition system of players began in the mobile MOBA Honor of Kings. With its help, the company determines the age of users. Prior to this, the Honor of Kings had been criticized for allegedly causing dependence on children, which is why Tencnet limited the playing time for teenagers.