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China approved 80 online games after months’ freeze, Tencent left out

Chinese internet giants Tencent and NetEase have been excluded from the first batch of video game license approvals issued by the state-run government since March.

Chinese gaming regulators said on Saturday that it has approved release of 80 online video games after suspending the reviewing process for months. However, the list released does not include any games produced by Tencent Holdings, the world’s largest gaming company.

There are at least 7,000 titles in the waiting list, among which only 3,000 may receive the official licenses in 2019, China’s 21st Century . . .

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