Chinese tech giant Tencent is ready to upgrade its anti-addiction system to prevent the online game "King of Glory" from having an unhealthy impact on children.
A gamer plays the online game "King of Glory". (File Photo: IC)
Tencent says starting from September 15, when new users log in the game for the first time, the real-name authentication system will be launched and their identification will be verified through the database of the public security authority.
The verification can accurately determine whether the real-name information of the relevant account is a minor, and then decide whether to include this account into its anti-addiction system, Tencent says.
The tech giant is set to enter other online game products developed by the company onto the public security platform before the end of September.
In July 2017, Tencent implemented strict new rules on "King of Glory" in response to concerns from parents. Under the new restrictions, players under the age of 12 will be limited to one hour of playing time per day, and are also forbidden from logging on to the game after 9 p.m. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 are limited to two hours a day.
The public security authority data platform is mainly used in finance, credit, government affairs and other sectors. "King of Glory", however, takes the lead in using the platform for identity verification, which is the first for the gaming industry in China.