Steam allows Chinese gamers to play titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, which simulates what it’s like to be a gangster (pictured, the character Trevor from GTA V). Photo: AlamySteam allows Chinese gamers to play titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, which simulates what it’s like to be a gangster (pictured, the character Trevor from GTA V). Photo: Alamy
Steam allows Chinese gamers to play titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, which simulates what it’s like to be a gangster (pictured, the character Trevor from GTA V). Photo: Alamy

Steam forges ahead in China as domestic gaming industry squeezed by Beijing’s freeze on approvals

  • There are an estimated 30 million Chinese users playing games that are not approved for domestic sale via Steam
  • Chinese developers, frustrated with Beijing’s suspension of new game approvals, have flocked to the platform as a workaround to sell their latest games

Topic |   China technology
Steam allows Chinese gamers to play titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, which simulates what it’s like to be a gangster (pictured, the character Trevor from GTA V). Photo: AlamySteam allows Chinese gamers to play titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, which simulates what it’s like to be a gangster (pictured, the character Trevor from GTA V). Photo: Alamy
Steam allows Chinese gamers to play titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, which simulates what it’s like to be a gangster (pictured, the character Trevor from GTA V). Photo: Alamy
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