Because they are not licensed by the Chinese government, Apple has removed as many as 39,000 games from its Chinese App Store within a day. The Chinese App Store has removed several games, including Assassin’s Creed: Identity and NBA 2K20.
China has had strict gaming rules in place since the year 2019. Young people, for example, are not permitted to play video games for more than one and a half hours during the workday and three hours on weekends. From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., there’s a gaming curfew. Developers must be cautious, or their license will be revoked.
Initially, Apple gave developers until the end of June to apply for a license from the Chinese government. The deadline has been pushed back until December 31st.
For quite some time, Google’s Chinese Play Store has adhered to the country’s licensing laws.