On August 1, 2022, China Press and Publication Administration released the fourth issue of the game version this year.
A total of 69 games have been approved this time, and the distribution of version numbers has gradually become normal. This time, many well-known game manufacturers including Gigabit, Zhongqingbao, Duoyi Network, Sohu Changyou, Kingsoft, China Telecom… have obtained the version numbers. However, the list still lacks two names Tencent, NetEase.
China has approved a new batch of games. Tencent and NetEase once again did not make the list. In the version number 3 information, many major game manufacturers have obtained the version number including Mihayou, Perfect World, Bilibili, Youzu Network, Xinxin Network, Lilith, 4399, Fuzhou Tianmeng (IGG).
Since the release of version numbers in April, a total of three batches of version numbers have been released in July, 45, 60, and 67 respectively, and the number is increasing. As of the release of the game version number, a total of 241 games were approved for the year.
Before the version number was paused, a total of 87 version numbers were approved as of July 2021, and a total of about 768 game version numbers were reviewed in 2021, equivalent to about half a year. 2020. With closer review, the number of released versions shows a decreasing trend from year to year.
On July 21, 27 ministries, including the Ministry of Commerce of China, released the Opinion on Promoting the High-Quality Development of Foreign Trade Culture, signaling that the approval of the version number was relaxed. more liquid.
The comments suggested that it is necessary to accelerate the appraisal and review reform in the cultural field, focusing on promoting the development of cultural communication, online games, animation, creative design and other fields. others, piloting reforms to optimize review processes, expanding online game pilot testing, and innovating practices.
None of Tencent’s games among the 67 titles approved by the Mainland Press and Publication Administration in the group were licensed this week. The WeChat operator missed the previous two rounds starting in April, when regulators continued to publish regular lists of approved titles after a months-long hiatus.
Eternal Return by Tencent-backed mobile game developer iDreamsky is one of the titles to win the approval.
“We believe the two months in a row of approval will ease market concerns about industry trends,” said Jefferies analyst Thomas Chong. Quality content will be ‘an important factor for new games to be released in the future’. Absence from the version approval list will put Tencent and NetEase at a disadvantage in the direction of game development.”