NCsoft: New Measures for Anti-Game Addiction under Preparation
Date: 03-11-2010 Views:
KeyWords: NCsoft, anti-addiction system, Lineage, Lineage II, Aion, Blade and Soul
- Summary: According to the report, NCsoft's new anti-addiction system will be composed of a Relax system targeting at adult gamers and a Cool Time system targeting at teenagers.
Kim Choe Jin from NCsoft
Recently, Kim Choe Jin from NCsoft expressed in a committee meeting that the issue of game addiction prevention couldn't be ignored and effective special measures were currently under discussion. On the same day, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea also brought forth a scheme to increase budgets on anti-game addiction. It seems that NCsoft and the said Ministry share the same opinion on this aspect, but their specific measures are a bit different.
One of the measures to be taken by the Ministry to prevent the online game addiction is "extend the Fatigue System", while the proposed prevention measures of NCsoft are more than that. According to the report, NCsoft's new anti-addiction system will be composed of a Relax system targeting adult gamers and a Cool Time system targeting teenagers.
Aside from measures for protecting teenagers, NCsoft is also preparing an anti-addiction system for adults, which is the core of its prevention measures this time. The upcoming measures will not only impose time limitations in games but also take excessive game playing behavior based on realistic time into the prevention range.
The new anti-addiction system will be applied in all games operated by NCsoft because the previous Fatigue System didn't achieve expected prevention effects. The action of NCsoft this time has aroused great attention in Korean gaming industry. Since the leading titles like Lineage, Lineage II and Aion under the operations of NCsoft all adopt the business model of monthly subscription combined with limited-time subscription, the implementation of the new system needs to be carefully considered.