A further 22 games have been approved for release in China.
As revealed by Daniel Ahmad - AKA @ZhugeEX - on Twitter (below), the games regulator for China has approved more mobile titles for release in the country.
The biggest addition is Fantasy Westward Journey 3D, a NetEase title. The MMORPG - Fantasy Westward Journey - was first released on PC in 2001.
The game’s mobile version hit both the App Store and Google Play in 2015. The Chinese firm earned $2.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019 - attributing its success to the continued performance of Fantasy Westward Journey.
A successful title
Fantasy Westward Journey’s mobile version grossed $800 million in China alone for 2016.
The following year, it made $1.5 billion globally, bringing the game’s total revenue to $2.3 billion by the end of 2017.
New batch of 22 game titles were approved by China's gaming regulator this week, all of which were mobile titles.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 4, 2019
Key title approved for NetEase was Fantasy Westward Journey 3D, an updated version of the company's hit franchise on PC and mobile. pic.twitter.com/zTNeM2SVZo