China's new face recognition system is looking for child gamers playing at night

Tencent launches Midnight Patrol: It receives data from a central system

public security in China to identify and monitor underage gamers who play at night.

The restrictions apply to the period from 22:00 to 08:00 in the morning: now, in order to play, you will have to scan your face and enter your real name during authorization.

Anyone who refuses to check and scan will be considered a minor - he will not be allowed to play.

The first games in which the new system will appear will be 60 titles, in particular the MOBA strategy Honor of Kings and the "battle royale" Game for Peace, which is the local analogue of PUBG.

In 2019, China passed a law aimed atprevention of "unhealthy juvenile addiction to online games." In a number of popular games, registration under real names became mandatory, and there was also a ban on persons under 18 years of age from playing from 22:00 to 8:00.

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