A new system Tencent has added to PUBG Mobile , its most popular game on smartphones has started conversations between Arab players about its usefulness or not, in a new update directed to a number of Arab countries and some Asian countries
Tencent has officially called it the “Gameplay Management System”, and it’s been in the talk for a few weeks now in an attempt to satisfy the angry crowds of people and decision makers in several countries around the world, notably Iraq, India, Nepal and more. Now that the system has been adequately tested, the company has officially introduced this feature in an effort to promote healthier play habits.
The new feature will monitor the behavior of players under the age of 18, displaying messages after a period of time to remind the player to take a break from the game or stop altogether. This feature has become effective today in the countries of UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as well as Indonesia, Nepal and India.
According to developers, PUBG Mobile is their first game to use a similar system, due to its addictive nature that has negatively affected the behavior of many under-age players.
“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.
“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,” Added Vincent Wang from the company
Although the system has already been added to the game, the company will inevitably make future improvements based on the reaction of the players and modify this feature as it should. There is no talk about the launch of this system around the world yet, or perhaps its arrival to the version of personal computers (Steam) or home platforms.
PUBG Mobile has been officially withdrawn from the Chinese market a few days ago and replaced with a less violent “patriotic” alternative called Game for Peace, where enemies wave for you when you kill them rather than die.