Prince Harry is reportedly calling for the ban of popular battle royale game “Fortnite” according to The Daily Express.
The British royal family member visited a YMCA in West London recently and spoke to mental health experts about addictive games and social media which are said to be ‘more addictive than drugs or alcohol’.
Speaking at the event, Prince Harry specifically called out Epic Games’ “Fortnite” saying it shouldn’t be allowed: “That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household? It’s created to addict. An addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible. It’s like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down”.
The BBC says research shows that 200 divorces in the UK from January to September 2018 mentioned addiction to “Fortnite” and other online games as one of the reasons for relationship breakdown.
The remarks came just before the BAFTA British Academy Game Awards last night, one of the biggest nights in the UK’s gaming calendar. Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” swept the night with five British Academy Games Awards, including best game. “Fortnite” took the ‘Evolving Game’ honor while other winners included “Return of the Obra Dinn,” “Forza Horizon 4,” “A Way Out,” “Into the Breach,” and “Florence”.