Minecraft implements age restrictions in South Korea

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

Newly enforced requirement to log in with an Xbox Live account limits player base to those 19 and up

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Minecraft has become an adults-only title in South Korea, as reported by The Korea Herald.

Mojang Studios’ popular sandbox game is recommended for ages 12 and up by South Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee, but the paper reports Microsoft recently informed South Korean users that they would need Xbox Live accounts — which are restricted to those 19 and older — to continue playing.

The move appears to stem from the 2011 “Cinderella law,” which prohibited children from

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