Huawei removes Tencent games from its Chinese store


Mobile gamers in China have seen a lot of games disappear recently for multiple reasons. For instance, Apple just pulled 39,000 games in its App Store because they lacked an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from the Chinese government. Many Western titles were included in the purge, including Assassin’s Creed Identity and NBA 2K20, leaving just 74 of the top 1,500 paid games.

As usual in cases like this, it’s the users who end up suffering. “We are communicating and negotiating with Huawei’s mobile game platform for a solution, and hope to resume our services soonest possible,” Tencent said in a statement.

Update (11:30 AM ET): Reuters reports that the Tencent games have been restored after further negotiations, with a statement from the company that “both sides will continue to work together to bring better experiences and services to consumers.”