Tencent will tell your parents if you spend too much in a game
It came after parents complained that in-app purchases were too easy
Tencent says that if you are under 18 and spend over 500 yuan (US$77) on in-game purchases in a day, it will alert your parents.
So how will they implement it? Tencent is dedicating a team of 200 to identify gamers under the age of 18. Players have to submit their real name, age and ID number during registration.
This isn’t the first time that Tencent has restricted its games from being too accessible to underage gamers.
The contract can link playing time to tasks such as completing housework and study, thus encouraging positive behaviour in children by rewarding them.