Players competing in a match of the mobile game “Honor of Kings” in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on May 2018. Photo: Imaginechina Players competing in a match of the mobile game “Honor of Kings” in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on May 2018. Photo: Imaginechina
Players competing in a match of the mobile game “Honor of Kings” in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on May 2018. Photo: Imaginechina

China’s regulators said to slow their approval of new online games, as Beijing’s campaign against gaming addiction heats up

  • Sources said the move to slow down new video game approvals is in line with Beijing’s initiative to reduce gaming addiction in minors
  • It is unclear when this delay in new game licences will ease up

Topic |   Video gaming
Players competing in a match of the mobile game “Honor of Kings” in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on May 2018. Photo: Imaginechina Players competing in a match of the mobile game “Honor of Kings” in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on May 2018. Photo: Imaginechina
Players competing in a match of the mobile game “Honor of Kings” in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on May 2018. Photo: Imaginechina

Corrected [9:53pm, 9 Sep, 2021]

  • [9:53pm, 9 Sep, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that new game approvals in China had been suspended. The story has since been updated to state that regulators are slowing the approvals process.

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