This is potentially huge news. Research firm Niko published notes from a recent summit at which the new regulatory process was revealed. The top line details include:
- An ethics committee will be established to review game content, developers are encouraged to consider "China’s core social values" while the anti-addiction program will expand from PC games to cover mobile games
- Games deemed to be copycats, or focused on poker or mahjong card games will not be approved
- Mini games in WeChat and other apps will now require approval
- Blood and dead bodies are now banned
You can read the linked post for full details. This news is sure to become a massive topic for Chinese tech companies like Tencent, which run massively profitable gaming units.Read more...