China’s games industry at a turning point amid regulatory crackdown

Regulators have also vowed to cap the number of new game releases and limit the time children spend on games.

For a vision of what their future might look like, China’s gaming companies only need to look at South Korea, currently the world’s No 4 games market by revenue.

China’s tighter regulation of its gaming industry, ostensibly to protect minors from harm, is expected to see consolidation in the sector in the short term, forcing game publishers to adopt a more global approach to survive, according to analysts and company insiders.

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