Over the years, there have been various Internet "challenges" that have resulted in serious injuries and sometimes even death. The latest "challenge" is called Momo Suicide Game and is "played" by the messenger service WhatsApp. The "game" sees people interacting with an anonymous person who plays the role of a strange-looking creature called Momo, encouraging them to even record dangerous behaviors, including self-harm and even suicide. Now, a mod that adds the Momo creature to Minecraft attracts attention, prompting a response from the Mojang parent company, Microsoft.
The Momo Mod adds Minecraft a Momo Skin that apparently contains the creature holding a phone with the WhatsApp icon displayed on the screen. Since Minecraft is one of the most popular video games for kids, it's understandable that people are upset about the Momo Mod and want to remove him from the game. Microsoft itself has already announced measures to restrict access to the mod, but he did not briefly explain how this could be achieved.
"This content, developed independently of third parties, does not conform to our values and is not part of the official Minecraft game, this is a misuse of the platform and we take steps to restrict access to the mod. "
<img class =" size-medium wp-image-413278 aligncenter "src =" https://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/Super-Smash-Bros.-Nintendo-Switch-Minecraft -content-rumor-738×410.jpg.optimal.jpg "alt =" Several news agencies have compared Momo to things like the Blue Whale Challenge, which also encouraged people to commit suicide) and internet urban legend Slender Man. Slender Man may not have been one "Suicide Challenge" related, but the obsession with the character has wrought some real violence, including the brutal stabbing of a young girl.
It makes sense that Microsoft takes action to restrict the Momo-Mod, considering the terrible "challenge" involved in the suicide of at least one person – a 12-year-old girl from Escobar. However, it remains to be seen whether it will succeed in restraining the Momo mod in Minecraft .
Minecraft is now available for iOS, Android, PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Source: Fox News