Foxconn reportedly forcing students to build PlayStation 4
| by Shunal Doke |
Update: Foxconn has admitted to breaching some laws by forcing interns to work on the PlayStation 4's assembly line. The company has issued a statement: "In the case of recent allegations regarding the internship programme at our Yantai campus, we have conducted an internal investigation and have determined that there have been a few instances where our policies pertaining to overtime and night shift work were not enforced."
Original story: No console launch is complete without its fare share of controversy, and here's some for the PlayStation 4. According to reports, hardware maker Foxconn has been forcing students from an IT engineering program at the Xi'an Institute of Technology to work on the PlayStation 4's assembly lines. All of this was made worse by the fact that if the students refuse to participate, they would lose six course credits, which essentially removes their chances of graduating.
Foxconn sure loves the controversy surrounding labour laws