PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games in recent years. The title popularized the battle royale genre and amplified its potential when it came to smartphones, but in Nepal the game reached a distinct peak of popularity. According to the local authorities, the young people and children are too addicted to the game, which led to the government banishing him.
PUBG is no longer available this Thursday, April 11, after a request from the Nepalese Telecommunications Authority. The game had to be blocked by internet providers and telecom operators.
Authorities point out that there are no recorded incidents associated with the game, but a spokesman told Reuters that the parents were concerned that their children were too distracted from their studies and other daily tasks.
Nepal is not the only country concerned about the problem of video game addiction. In China, the possibility of applying a limit to the playing time that young people can have per day is discussed. Recall that the ethics committee for online games in the country forced the studio responsible for PUBG to make changes to the game before it is made available in China. In India, more precisely in the state of Gujarat, at least 16 people were arrested for playing PUBG.