In the wake of recent arrests made by police against those who were playing PUBG Mobile in Gujarat, folks over at Tencent have imposed a nationwide restriction on the game. As per initial reports, Tencent is limiting the PUBG Mobile gameplay to 6 hours per day and once players have hit the 6-hour limit, they will be locked out of the game until the next day.
A lot of gamers have reported about being unable to play PUBG Mobile after hitting 6-hour time limit. However, we are still seeking more clarity regarding this new development as to how PUBG Mobile calculates the in-game time and whether this restriction affects all PUBG Mobile players irrespective of their age groups or only those who are below the age of 18.
Earlier, PUBG released a detailed statement following the arrests made by Gujarat police under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which covers disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant if the action causes danger to human life, health or safety.
Several areas in Gujarat have imposed a ban on the game. Following the notification issued by Rakot Police commissioner Manoj Agarwal imposing the ban on the game, at least ten people including six college students were arrested from different parts of Gujarat for playing the game.
PUBG Mobile in its recent statement said that it is a game, which is meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed healthily and responsibly.
“In consonance with our endeavour to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players,” PUBG Mobile had said in its earlier statement.