July onward Apple iOS games shall be requiring licenses to continue operation. Chinese developers have been made well aware of this issue. This shall be putting an end to the unofficial route of allowing mobile games to be published unauthorized.
Regulators all over China now require a license for all video games that are either paid or offer in-app purchases, before their publications. Although already having enforced rules such kind back in 2016, unapproved games yet continued to flourish on Apple’s iPhone platform.
New efforts on the part of Apple highlight the Chinese government’s tightening grip on gaming. The point is not exactly clear as yet, as to why it took Apple so long to decide on the matter.
All that is clear is that the tech giant is trying its best to avoid any unwanted inspection done it’s way. It may also, however, be trying to appease officials who created issues in its App Store earlier this month.
Gamelook that is a gaming blog in China, earlier reported of an upcoming enforcement on Apple’s part. One the changes come into effect, there is no guessing of how long it shall be taking to remove all unlicensed games off China’s App Store.