INTERNATIONAL_ A year 2021 China only released 755 products (with licenses) showing the significant restriction of the country’s authorities.
In fact, as of August 2018, 8 ministries and committees including the Ministry of Education and the National Health Commission of China have jointly issued the Implementation Plan for the Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Myopia in Children. and teenagers and includes “control of the number of new online game products”. As a result, a policy that regulates the total number of versions has also emerged.
With the implementation of a series of laws, regulations and management policies such as the newly revised Law on the Protection of Minors and the Notice of Strict Management to effectively prevent minors from engaging in online games, Online, game approval standards are becoming increasingly strict. Surveillance is also being further strengthened.
According to reports, due to the suspension of the release of game version numbers, many small and medium-sized game manufacturers have laid off employees, or even closed.
According to data from Tianyancha, there are currently more than 300,000 game-related companies in China with a registered capital of less than 10 million yuan. From July 2021 to now, 14,000 companies related to the game have been canceled within 5 months of the suspension of the release of the version number.
During the actual operation, due to the transformation of the company’s share system, personnel allocation in the team, tax optimization and other reasons, many game companies register many subsidiaries, causing the number of companies is much larger than the actual number of game companies.
By comparison in some major game markets such as Europe, America and Korea, the number of new games each year in the mainland tends to decrease sharply.
The 2021 Korean game white paper released by the Korea Cultural Industry Promotion Agency mentioned that by the end of 2020, there are 1,046 game developers in Korea, the personnel is about 44,310 people, an increase of 12 ,5%.
From there, let’s take a look at China releasing 755 game versions in 2021, the number of versions being released plummeted to comply with the spirit of the local authorities’ legislation.