Tencent’s popular mobile multiplayer hit “Honour of Kings” (known as “Arena of Valor” outside of China) is about to get another update to its supervision system, this one more imposing than the last.

Starting today (September 29), new players in Shenzhen and Beijing will be selected at random to undergo video facial recognition authentication as part of a pilot aimed at testing the viability of widespread use.

Earlier this month, the company began enforcing real name verification for all players. The upgrade connected the platform to China’s public security database, which the company claimed would allow it to better enforce the rules and limit the amount of time minors can spend playing.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.