Well, that escalated quickly.
Since July 1, Apple has removed nearly 42,000 IAP and premium games from the App Store in China. These titles failed to have obtained a government approval by July 31.
Feng Shixin, the Deputy Director of the Publications Bureau of the Central Propaganda Department, spoke at ChinaJoy (July 31-August 3, 2020) about the video games industry in China.
The European Commission has launched an official antitrust investigation to establish whether Apple’s rules for the distribution of apps via the App Store are in violation of the EU competition law.
Apple has kept its word. It’s removing all IAP and premium games from the App Store in China that had not received a government approval by June 30. On July 1, over 1,500 games were removed from the App…
Apple has confirmed to publishers that it will remove all games from the App Store in China that have not received a government approval by June 30.