China to launch a new system: Now gamers will be required to enter their real names!
The new system will be launched in September, and once implemented, all game developers will be asked to join in batches.
To control game time for youngsters and adults across China, the country’s government has decided to launch a new system.
Following the new system, users will have to register accounts using their real names. Other than this, it will also be aimed at impersonation accounts. Accounts that copy government bodies and news organizations will be deleted.
The new system
The new system will be launched in September, and once implemented, all game developers will be asked to join in batches. This news was made public by an official of the Communist Party’s Central Publicity Department Feng Shixin during ChinaJoy, China’s biggest gaming expo.
2. Continue to prevent video game addiction among minors
– Support healthy growth of games industry
– Utilise anti-addiction systems in games to prevent addiction among minors
– New real name identity system to go online in September
– Compliance will be checked strictly.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 31, 2020
Curbing game time amongst minors
The government has been working on curbing game time for its citizens for some time now. In 2019, the State Administration of Press and Publications (SAPP) introduced regulations that anyone below 18 years can only play 90 minutes game on weekdays and three hours on holidays aka weekends.
To implement these limitations, players are needed to give out their real names, which can then be checked against ID numbers. This is where the new system will come in!
Tencent and NetEase, the two largest gaming companies, have introduced their own verification systems, which also require facial recognition at instances.
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