South Korea Pushes Google, Apple To Pull Play-to-Earn Games From App Stores

South Korea's government wants Google and Apple to block new and existing play-to-earn (P2E) games, saying such games should not receive an age rating to get listed on their respective app stores. From a report: The country's Game Management Committee in the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said in an official letter called its request "reasonable" as money gained from P2E games could be considered prizes. In Korea, prizes from gaming are allowed to be only around US$8.5 at a time. The ministry's move comes after game developer SkyPeople's P2E title, Five Stars for Klaytn, was blocked from getting a rating it required to get listed in April this year.

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