Prince Harry, who is welcoming his first child with wife Meghan Markle in the next few weeks, has expressed a controversial opinion over ‘Fortnite’, the post-apocalyptic survival game loved by teenagers around the world.
The prominent member of the British royal family reportedly thinks the game should be banned. During a visit to a YMCA event in West London, the Duke of Sussex told mental health experts that the game is more addictive than drugs or alcohol, according to the BBC.
At an event at a YMCA in west London, the Duke of Sussex launched a scathing attack on social media and gaming.
Of Fortnite, he said: “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”, he added.
In terms of sheer numbers, the prince certainly has a knack for picking the biggest target in the battle royale gaming space.
Although the recently-launched Apex Legends has made an impressive early insurgence into the battle royale genre territory that Fortnite already had staked out, Fortnite remains by far the world’s most popular free-to-play game.
At last check, more than 250 million user accounts had been activated for Fortnite worldwide, dating back to the game’s July 2017 debut.