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Apple to remove paid games lacking Chinese Gaming license from its App store by 31st Dec

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Recent reports suggest that Apple is about to remove all the remaining paid games from its gaming app store, which have disregarded and are still not authorized by the Chinese gaming license.

Back in 2016, Chinese regulators came up with a new system of law that mandated creators of paid games to access a publication license from the Chinese gaming authorities for an in-app purchase. After this, the game can be uploaded to the gaming app stores.

This had further caused the foreign gaming developers to seek partnership with local companies to fetch this license.

With the passage of this new license regulation, so far, only 97 foreign gaming companies could gain authorization access and had made way into the gaming world, whereas the rest were still at a halt.

Record shows, almost 1,571 and 1,805 games were removed from its App Store in China on July 1 and July 2.

Abiding by this new regulation, Apple has been strictly taking this authorization process forward and has announced the removal of the remaining paid gaming apps without the Chinese license soon.

Speaking of which, Apple commented:

“As you may know, Chinese law requires games to obtain an approval number from China’s National Press and Publication Administration,[….] After Dec. 31, your game will no longer be available on the Apple App Store in China mainland until an approval number is provided with your next submission.”

Till now, Apple has reportedly removed 3000 games in two days and will disconnect any further access if they are not registered by the 31st of this month.


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