The policies restricting gaming time for minors in China are strictly controlled by them. Therefore, they have used facial recognition technology to be able to control players anywhere, leaving Chinese young people without much time for video games even when they are on summer vacation.
Players can only play the game for a total playtime of 21 hours during vacation. The Chinese government had previously announced that children could only play for one hour a day and two hours on holiday. Tencent announced that it will limit the gaming time of those under the age of 18 to one hour a day on specific days during the holiday season. Children under 12 years old cannot make any in-game purchases.
Tencent has announced a gaming schedule in which minors can only play from 8pm to 9pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, limiting total playtime to 21 hours during vacations. ceremony. A minor’s account will be locked beyond a certain period of time.
The company will use the Midnight Patrol facial recognition system to enforce game time limits. In 2018, Tencent tested facial recognition technology for the first time. Then, in July 2021, the company introduced the Midnight Patrol facial recognition system. Tencent uses facial recognition technology to ensure that kids don’t use their parents’ accounts to play some extra hours in the game.
Under Chinese regulations, face scanning is mandatory for anyone opening a mobile account. Tencent will cross-check scanned faces using China’s national database. However, adults are not scanned before logging into the game. However, the game company in Shenzhen may also require face scans for adults if they see any suspicious activity on their accounts to ensure that the game players are not children.
China has long been a very strict country in all aspects of life, and now it controls the playing time of minors. It is not known whether this strict control will backfire or not.
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