World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (PC)China Tightens Regulation On Foreign Online Game Operation
GamaSutra - October 10, 2009
Submitted by deftangel (197)
at 7:55AM PST on October 13, 2009
The Chinese GAPP & NCA have re-iterated and apparently strengthened their regulatory powers over online games operated out of China, requiring preapproval before any game can be launched, and completely forbidding any foreign investment in Chinese operators of online games. The announcements had an immediate impact on major operator NetEase which saw its stock price fall more than 5pc. NetEase has operated WoW in China since June of this year, back online just weeks ago after months of downtime.