Because of the suspension, around 14,000 video game studios and firms related to merchandising of video games have gone out of business over the last couple of months.
This makes it the longest suspension of new game licenses in China since the nine-month pause in 2019, which followed regulatory reshuffling.
Only time can tell how the issue evolves in the coming months, as China is considered to be one of the key markets for video games in the world.
Within last year they bought quite a couple of western studios, including Back 4 Blood’s developer Turtle Rock Studios, Don’t Starve developer Klei Entertainment, and more.
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