Amidst Backlash PUBG Mobile Reaches Out to Tackle Gaming Addiction

PUBG has issued a statement for stakeholders and users about how the company plans to tackle gaming addiction.

Updated18 Feb 2019, 10:51 AM IST
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PUBG mobile has drawn a lot of fans over the last 12 months since its release, but with the bouquets have come the brickbats to haunt the popular online multiplayer game.

There have been numerous reports across India of people who have developed a “PUBG addiction” which has lead to lots of disruption in people’s lives and also affected communities.

Seeing the backlash, PUBG Mobile India has issued a statement reaching out to the stakeholders and the PUBG community of how the game publisher is trying to tackle this problem.

We appreciate the support and trust given to us by our PUBG MOBILE players. While we strive to deliver the best possible gaming experience to our fans, we also believe that it is extremely important for us to be a responsible member of the gaming ecosystem. To this end, we constantly work and shall continue to work with different stakeholders, including parents, educators and government bodies, and listening to their feedback on what we can do to enhance the overall PUBG MOBILE experience.
PUBG Mobile team

Amidst concerns of smartphone gaming addiction, people have also reported how students are ignoring their education and investing more than necessary time online playing the game for hours.

PUBG is looking to develop some additional features which will ensure that users on the platform are in a more ‘healthy and balanced in-game environment’.

To foster a healthy and balanced in-game environment, we are developing numerous new features and enhancements which enables us to provide an environment for players to enjoy PUBG MOBILE in a rewarding and responsible manner. We are honored to have a passionate community of PUBG MOBILE players in India and globally and continue to welcome their feedback to make PUBG MOBILE the best game ever!
PUBG Mobile team

PUBG currently boasts more than 30 million active users online on a daily basis and India is the game’s second largest user base after the US.

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Published: 18 Feb 2019, 10:37 AM IST

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