Krafton’s new policies for players who are below 18 years old
Krafton has directly mentioned that users who are yet to become legally adults will need data storage consent from their parents in order for their account to exist in their database. Krafton states,“If you are under the age of 18 years, you will be asked to provide the mobile phone number of your parent or guardian to confirm that you are legally eligible to play the game. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe your child under 18 years of age has provided us with their personal information without your consent, you can contact us and request that your child’s information be deleted from our system”.
Although this may make life difficult for a lot of the minor gamers, it looks like this is a necessary step to adhere to the government’s policies on “User Harm” and “Addiction.” to ensure that players “Game Responsibly.” In addition, the game also currently imposes an in-game daily spend limit of INR 7,000 that automatically stops players from overspending and overgaming.
Whether these changes are enough to ensure that the game remains available is yet to be determined.