Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) developer Krafton is revealing parental controls in its latest “Gaming Responsibly” campaign. This includes virtual world warning messages, OTP authentication for all players under the age of 18, break reminders for better game-life balance, gameplay limits and daily spending limits for players to prevent overspending.
In addition, BGMI says that it has also sensitized the in-game graphics to inculcate a healthy and responsible gaming culture. We have reduced violence, bloodshed and established norms that keep language under control.
Krafton will release a series of films to encourage gamers to make a pledge to take care of themselves and their peers’ mental health. A video has already been released on YouTube and it highlights the parental controls inside BGMI.
As part of the Game Responsibility drive, BGMI seeks to highlight early age restrictions such as the inclusion of an OTP Wall to ensure parental consent to play BGMI. Krafton also wanted to show measures against drugs, such as limits on play time and daily spending, and anti-violence measures.
Just before the start of the game, BGMI displays alerts to ensure that players are aware of the virtual world they are entering. Even the in-game audio has been changed to constantly remind players that the game exists in a virtual world and not in real life. Every player under the age of 18 is required to register a parent or guardian before they can begin playing for the first time. An OTP will be sent to the registered person’s number, after which the minor will be allowed to play the game.
As mentioned, BGMI claims that it provides break time reminders to maintain game-life balance. Also, players under the age of 18 are not allowed to gaming for more than three hours per day, and the in-game daily spending limit of Rs. 7,000 has been introduced for minors which automatically prevents them from spending more and gambling more.