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It’s no secret that UGC platforms are especially popular with young audiences – last year, more than half of all North American children under the age of 16 were playing Roblox. But Anderson believes a reckoning is coming for platform holders who don’t account for that age and the responsibi­lity that comes with it. “There is new legislatio­n coming into place to [determine] content that kids can view,” he says. “And it’s something that platform holders need to be very careful and aware of.” Since Playerstat­e is freshly launched in early access, it’s well positioned to get ahead of such change. “As the regulatory environmen­t shifts, and as new legislatio­n comes into play, we are able to build and design for that now,” Anderson says. “We don’t have to go back and retrospect­ively change things.”

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Tickets are available for Develop:Brighton (developcon­ference. com) now, where Dean Anderson will be presenting on Oct 28

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