Chinese regulators pull Tencent's new game

Aug. 13, 2018 9:17 AM ETTencent Holdings Limited (TCEHY)TCTZF, TCEHYBy: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor11 Comments
  • Chinese regulators cancel the license for Tencent’s (OTCPK:TCEHY, OTCPK:TCTZF) “Monster Hunter: World” game days after launch citing content complaints.
  • Tencent pulled the game from its WeGame distribution platform after regulators received “a large number of complaints” about the content. Tencent didn’t reveal why the content was flagged. 
  • ”Monster Hunter” sold from 299 yuan (about $44) for the standard version to 358 yuan for the deluxe. The game had more than 1M preorders before launching last week and Tencent plans to issue refunds.
  • The Capcom-developed game has hunters tracking and killing dangerous creatures and the depiction of corpses could have caused the trouble with regulators.  

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