The people of China will not be able to play Pokemon Go. The authorities of the country believe that the game is too dangerous to be allowed because they consider it a threat to public safety. “Although it has set a positive example for the development of the industry.
some incidents show that it poses a threat to the security of geographic information, transport and personnel,” the Chinese Association of Audiovisual and Digital Publications said in a statement. In the summer, when the game began to reach its greatest success, the government of Beijing has already vetoed the game temporarily. His decision is now permanent.
This body, which is mainly responsible for censorship in China, along with others, has evaluated the risks of the game to justify its prohibition. Pokémon Go had already had problems to operate in the country. since it uses GPS systems, blocked in the Internet network in the Asian country, and it is also complicated to have a Google account -necessary to be able to enter the games.
As Zigor Aldama counted, editor in Shanghai, only a small minority of Internet users had organized to give advice and send a decrypted and unstable version of the game.
In addition, the characters to be fought are blocked in a wide geographic area that covers almost the entire territory of the country, so that only a few Chinese had managed to discover the small creatures of Nintendo in remote provinces such as Xinjiang in the northwestern corner and Liaoning in the northeast, which are outside the empty quadrant.
With the ban, China says it wants to prevent users from exploring dangerous areas as would be the case in military zones for example and that other problems occur such as those that have occurred in other countries: stampedes, car accidents or falls, among others. , because users are distracted by the game.
They have also shown their concern for the information collected by the game through GPS. This is not the only game that the country has banned. Nor does it allow other similar augmented reality games based on location.