Israel’s power company has urged Fortnite producers not to allow players to swap electric poles in the popular online gaming, saying it would risk encroaching dangerous copying behavior among children.
Launched in 2017 by Epic Games based in North Carolina, Fortnite is a survival battle game that casts tens of online players against each other. It signed tens of millions of users for its “royal battle” format, which allows dozens of players to fight each other to death until the last survivors.
In a June 10 jubilee letter to the Epic Games, Israel’s Electricity Company said the Fortnite characters could “grow well powerless and unlimited power poles” – a real-life stunt among some Israeli youths that the power company said was striving for “many years” to leak through an education campaign.
The letter shared with Reuters said, “You are responsible for personal safety of your customers.” “Therefore, we ask you to take action to remove hazardous substances that encourage life-threatening situations related to the use of electricity.”
Epic Games did not respond promptly to a comment request.
In April, the Iraqi parliament voted for the ban on Fortnite and another popular online video game, citing their “negative” impact, especially in young people, in a long, plagued by bloodshed in real life. Fortnite is also banned in the Indian state of Gujarat./Investing.com