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Daily Digest | Game stopped

Written by The Uptake Published on   1 min read

Video game companies in China haven’t been able to publish new games since mid-2021.

Hey. It’s Brady again.

Even though China is the largest video game market in the world, no studio in the country has ever produced a AAA game.

That was meant to change with Black Myth: Wukong, an action RPG where players control the famed Monkey King featured in Journey to the West, a literary classic. It might be released by 2023, if the project doesn’t end up in development purgatory.

Overall, video game companies in China have had a rough few months. Last July, the government suspended its game approval process, which meant game developers and distributors could not rejuvenate their revenue streams by releasing new titles.

Naturally, these companies now have to reduce their staff numbers, lower expenses, and enter survival mode. It doesn’t seem like any new games will get the greenlight from regulators any time soon, so things may become even more dire.

The dream of a China-made AAA game, which would be the pride of many in the country, might have been pushed a little further down the line.

Jiaxing had the story. You can read her article here.

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