Caixin
Dec 31, 2018 04:21 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Chinese Game-Makers’ Long Winter Begins to Thaw

Young people play online games at an internet cafe in East China's Anhui province on Jan. 23, 2017. Photo: VCG
Young people play online games at an internet cafe in East China's Anhui province on Jan. 23, 2017. Photo: VCG

Gaming companies can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that 80 games have received approval for release in China, after a 10-month freeze in the world’s largest gaming market.

The list of newly approved titles was made public Saturday by the country’s National Radio and Television Administration.

Caixin reported on Dec. 21 that an initial group of titles had been approved and were awaiting receipt of official publication numbers. But an official urged companies to be patient due to a big backlog of applications, saying that digesting the backlog would take some time.

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