Young boys play the game Honour of Kings, developed by Tencent, during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Young boys play the game Honour of Kings, developed by Tencent, during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters

China video gaming crackdown: no new titles approved in May, signalling continued Beijing hostility

  • The National Press and Publication Administration did not issue a new list of games approved for sale in mainland China in May
  • A list of 45 new titles approved in April ended an eight-month licensing freeze amid an industry crackdown that pushed studios to look overseas

Young boys play the game Honour of Kings, developed by Tencent, during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Young boys play the game Honour of Kings, developed by Tencent, during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters