Video Game Age Restrictions

Chinese video game publisher Tencent plans on implementing age restrictions on all of its games in China starting in 2019. Tencent will use the country’s national citizen database to verify player identities. This policy aims to limit playing time for children, as Chinese officials continue to express concerns about video game addictions among young people. Critics argue that gaming is unproductive and potentially addictive, particularly among children. Tencent is the world’s largest video game publisher and China is the world’s biggest video game market.