Some Players Unknown Battleground (PUBG) players in India were in for a shock when they received health reminder pop-ups on their screens, barring them from playing the popular game. The company on Saturday said it had fixed the undisclosed issue.
The undisclosed issue, which appears to have affected users only in India, not only shut the game down but also specified when user’s should come back and play it again.
"You've played the game for six hours today. Please come back at 2019-03-23 05:30:00," a Twitter user on Friday posted a screenshot of the health alert that popped up on the game screen.
Some players claimed to have received the reminder within an hour and a half of playing the game.
Later, PUBG Mobile India took to Twitter to reply to the baffled gamers.
It is possible that the feature, meant for testing purpose, inadvertently went public, something that the makers of the game didn’t expect and hence they’ve officially called it an ‘issue’.
The pop up message only showed up for people in India, which is another sign that the feature might eventually roll out, in the coming weeks.
Last week, multiple users on social media shared their concern, citing screenshots of the game, asking them to a take a break after playing for hours.
This is likely to be PUBG Mobile’s way of discouraging users from getting addicted to the game. It definitely sounds like a sensible ploy, compared to banning the game and arresting kids for playing it, something which we’ve seen lately.
This feature, even though it will annoy kids, is likely to be welcomed by parents, who’re definitely bothered by the rise in popularity of this mobile-centric game.