When a licensing deal between Activision Blizzard and Chinese game firm NetEase expires on January 24, 2023, many popular games such as World of Warcraft and Hearthstone will suspend services in mainland China.
At the end of June, tea brand Nayuki announced its launch of a virtual stock activity, causing controversy among web users. Now the firm called a halt to the activity.
QQ Music, a subsidiary of Tencent Music, recently added the "Music Zone" to its alpha test version. Music Zone provides users with a virtual space in which they can take part in various social experiences.
Recently, China’s parliament unveiled its first draft of the civil code. In the law regarding inheritance, the government made a significant change that could influence the Chinese gaming industry, specifically as it pertains to in-game virtual items.