While other video games development studios without hesitation continue to order their employees for mandatory overtime work, NC (earlier NCSoft) literally blocks the entrance to the work of employees if they worked too much.
in the framework of the new policy NC "Gate OFF" the electronic system monitors the number of hours worked by the employee for a month, and does not allow them to pass through the electronic gate of the office when they reach the 208-hour limit. Currently, the policy is undergoing experimental implementation in the South Korean offices of the company and collects the reviews of its employees.
according to mmoculture, this policy is a response to a series of suicides overloaded with the work of the game industry, which prompted the government to intervene. The competing Netmarble gaming company was the first to introduce strict rules for sending home overloaded employees in 2018.