You’ll need to prove your age to play a Tencent game in China next year
PUBG Mobile and League of Legends equally affected, as it covers PC and smartphone games
Play PUBG Mobile, NBA 2K Online, or League of Legends in China? Next year, you’ll have to let Tencent check your national ID against police records if you want to keep on playing.
But Tencent has been under pressure for months now, after state media and government agencies criticized it for contributing to gaming addiction. Last month, the company announced it’s experimenting with facial recognition to verify players in Honor of Kings.
Even President Xi Jinping waded in, complaining that too many children are wearing glasses. In response, Tencent launched an “eye protection” feature on its video app that blurs images when children look too closely at the screen.
“Tencent won’t stop upgrading its health system. In the future, we will look into adding more features and try applying more cutting-edge technologies,” the company wrote in its WeChat post on Monday.