While China has the biggest population of any country in the world, they also have some of the strictest laws in the world. Video games are no exception as China wants to regulate everything that comes in and out of the country. In the last couple of years, however, China has allowed more games into the country for their citizens to enjoy. Yesterday our source says China has approved 80 new game releases last month by the Online Games Ethics Committee.
The one thing that’s surprising is the non-inclusion of Tencent games, which is one of the biggest tech companies in its own country. If you aren’t aware, Tencent owns 40% of Epic Games which created Fortnite. They also own 11.5% of Bluehole Studios which created PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Just imagine how much money they lost just by not having those two games on its market. We will see if anything changes with Tencent invested games, but for now, it still looks like China is on a better path for its gamers.