The road to releasing games in China could be even longer for some after its top regulator asked local authorities nationwide to halt new submissions on approvals for new titles.
Reuters reports “three people with knowledge of the matter” as stating no new games will be monetised while the General Administration of Press and Publications works its way through an extensive backlog.
It’s reported that as many as 5,000 games are still awaiting approval.
For some perspective, in January to March last year 1,982 games were said to have been approved. Throughout the whole of 2017, 9,651 titles were given the greenlight.