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It could take another four-to-six months for China to start approving new games again

It could take another four-to-six months for China to start approving new games again

Chinese developers could be waiting another 4 to 6 months before the country’s block on new game approvals lifts.

That’s according to a government source speaking to The South China Morning Post, changes to video game licensing are likely to take almost twice as long to implement as the two-to-three-month period some analysts were expecting.

The block on game approvals allegedly began back in March. Developers in China need to apply for a license with authorities to release new titles, but a government restructure and reconsolidation has locked down any new approvals.

Whenever game approvals do begin to restart in China, expect them to come with heavier regulations.

Want to know more about what's happening in China? Read the rest of this story over on PCGamesInsider.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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