PUBG & Fornite Have Been Banned in China While Lol And OverwatchnAre Required For Corrective Action.

According to the Chinese government’s new establish ‘Online Ethics Review Committee’, there are total 20 games contain ethics risk and arepromoting incorrect values.

There are total 20 popular games that has submitted for examine to the Online Ethics Review Committee.  Those 20 games on the list were accessed to contain ‘overly revealing female characters’, ‘inharmonious chatroom’, ‘blood and gore’, ‘vulgar content’, ‘rewards given based on rank’, ‘distorted concepts of history and culture’ and ‘game visual that promotes incorrect value’.

Popular games such as Arena of Valor, League of Legends,Overwatch and World of Warcraft have requested for corrective action due tounethical content such as overly revealing female characters’ and ‘inharmoniouschatroom’. Meanwhile, famous games suchas  Player Unknown’s Battleground,Fornite, H1Z1 got banned due to featuring ‘blood and gore’ and ‘vulgar content’.

The new Chinese ‘Online Ethics Review Committee’ regulationshas cause Publisher Tencent from losing billion in value, six titles on thelist are under Tencent.  

Source: Reddit

Games that required for corrective action :

  • Arena of Valor by Tencent (Overly revealing female characters, rewards given based on rank, distorted concepts of history and culture.)
  • League of Legends by Riot Games/Tencent (Overly revealing female characters, rewards given based on rank, inharmonious chatroom.)
  • Blade & Soul by NCSOFT (Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom.)
  • Chu Liu Xiang by NetEase (Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom, game missions include fraud.)
  • Overwatch by Blizzard (Game visuals promote incorrect values, inharmonious chatroom.)
  • Diablo by Blizzard (Inharmonious chat, game missions include fraud.)
  • World of Warcraft by Blizzard (Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom.)
  • Westward Journey by NetEase (Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom, distorted concepts of history and culture.)
  • Code: Eva by Tencent (Rewards given based on rank, distorted concepts of history and culture.)
  • The Legent of Mir 3 by WeMade (Inharmonious chatroom.)
  • Swords of Legends Online by Aurogon (Inharmonious chatroom.)
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Games prohibited/withdrawn:

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds by Bluehole (Blood and gore.)
  • Fortnite by Epic Games/Tencent (Blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • H1Z1 by Daybreak (Blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • Alliance of Valiant Arms by Red Duck (Blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • Ring of Elysium by Tencent (Blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • Paladins by Hi-Rez (Overly revealing female characters, blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • Free Fire Battlegrounds by Garena (Overly revealing female characters, blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • Knives Out by NetEase (Overly revealing female characters, blood and gore, vulgar content.)
  • Quantum Matrix by NetEase (Blood and gore, vulgar content, inharmonious chat.)

So far, the Chinese ‘Online Ethics Review Committee’ regulations have not been started yet as China’s player still can play games like PUBG and Fornite. This can be a prank or hoax as the full list has not yet been confirmed by the Chinese government nor any publisher such as Tencent has spoken up on this matters.

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