9. Minecraft becomes an “adult only” game in South Korea
Playing the game through Xbox Live would prevent anyone below the age of 19 from playing Minecraft (in theory at least), effectively turning a game with a 12+ rating into “adults only” in South Korea. Microsoft began forcing users to go through Xbox Live in order to play Minecraft to comply with the Cinderella law, which prohibits minors from playing games between midnight and 6:00 am in the Asian country. And Microsoft’s heavy-handed approach, which barred the game to anyone below 19, sure was controversial in 2021, even if the company has said it will look at other options which will allow younger adults to enjoy the popular world building game in the Korean nation.
Minecraft (Mojang Studios)