Xinhua announced that the Chinese authorities will impose an excellent stricter restriction to on-line gaming for individuals underneath 18 years previous. Minors residing in China will solely be allowed to play on-line video games for an hour on weekends and holidays. [Thanks, 4Gamer.]

Previous pointers instructed firms in China to restrict on-line gaming hours for minors to 1.5 hours on weekdays and three hours on weekends and holidays. The new regulation will additional prohibit on-line gaming time within the nation. Minors will now be allowed to play on-line video games solely from eight PM to 9 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

In addition, the Chinese authorities will even pressure stricter implementations of utilizing actual names as a requirement to register on-line sport accounts. It will deal harshly towards on-line sport firms that haven’t imposed actual title registrations or supplied login data.

In current years, firms in China have been imposing restrictions to adjust to the federal government’s coverage to curb on-line gaming dependancy for minors. In 2019, Tencent regularly raised its digital lock age restrict for minors to entry online-based cellular video games like PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings. In March 2020, Bilibili applied a Health System that restricts gaming intervals for well-liked titles on its platform, together with Azur Lane and Fate/Grand Order.