Gujarat government issued a regulation in January to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battleground mobile game in some districts, pointing out an addiction within players. The PUBG ban later led to the arrest of 10 people in Rajkot for playing the game.
The game developers have been looking at solutions to prevent the ban and the arrests, and its first effort is by delivering ‘Health Reminder’ to the players.
PUBG Mobile players began sharing screenshots of the ‘Health Reminder‘ which announces, “The game has been stopped. Please come back at 2019-03-23 05:30:00”. Based on the reminder, players who have played PUBG Mobile for six hours were suspended from playing the game and could only log in the following day at 5:30 am.
The Health Reminder has been drawing in different responses, with many PUBG Mobile players dissatisfied at their game suddenly being stopped. Some players state that the reminder blows in even though they are over 18 years old.
Afterward, PUBG Mobile India took to Twitter to response the baffled gamers. “We’re aware of the ‘Healthy Gaming System’ issue that many of you are currently facing and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused! Our development team is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” PUBG Mobile India tweeted.
PUBG Mobile hasn’t confirmed on either this new feature is being tested or it will roll out to all users. Not every PUBG Mobile user has received this health reminder yet. This health reminder occurs at a time when PUBG Mobile is enduring bans in some Indian cities.
It is assumed that PUBG Mobile possibly experimenting a time limit feature for the on-going ban ultimatums in India. The company also said that it is working on discovering a solution to find a reasonable solution on this issue.