Nepal on Thursday banned the favored on-line recreation PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), saying its violent content material had a unfavorable influence on youngsters, an official mentioned.
“We have ordered the ban on PUBG as a result of it’s addictive to youngsters and youngsters,” Sandip Adhikari, deputy director at Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), the nation’s telecoms regulator, advised Reuters.
The ban comes into impact from Thursday, he mentioned.
Following a request from the Himalayan nation’s federal investigation authority, the regulator directed all web service suppliers, cellular operators and community service suppliers to dam streaming of the sport from Thursday onwards, Adhikari mentioned.
The authorities are most likely referring to PUBG Mobile, the extra widespread and widespread model of the sport that was launched in early 2018. PUBG – launched in 2017 and has an enormous international following – is developed and revealed by the PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Krafton Game Union (previously Bluehole). The cellular recreation was developed by Lightspeed and Quantum Studio, owned by Tencent Games.
PUBG is a survival-themed battle recreation that drops dozens of on-line gamers on an island to try to remove one another. It
Adhikari mentioned to this point there had been no experiences of any incidents linked to the sport. But he mentioned dad and mom had been involved about their youngsters being distracted from their research or different regular routine work.
Written with inputs from Reuters