Steam China pales in comparison to the gaming library on Steam’s global tore. | Source: Perfect World (via ArchoEydra))
By CCN Markets: Steam and its Chinese partner Perfect World just announced new details on China’s version of Steam.
It reads Zhengqi Pingtai, meaning “Steam Platform” Source: Perfect World (via ArchoEydra))
The entire platform will work independently from the rest of Steam and claims it will offer a service tailored specifically for Chinese players. This news is sure to have an impact on Steam’s over 30 million users in China, who’ll now have to make the change, despite Perfect World not admitting to it.
NGL, I think this is a big, big question re: steam china and valve is very carefully dodging it: why not just using existing steam, which has a much bigger library and all the same games
— Aura✨Moom🔜PAX (@MOOMANiBE) August 21, 2019
The gaming world, in general, will suffer as well.
It’s a result of China’s crackdown on gaming
Steam China will launch with 40 launch titles.
Perfect World and Valve announced the launch window titles for Steam China! Descenders is one of them!
I took a video but it won’t upload on my Chinese 4G, so here’s some bad photos of all the logos pic.twitter.com/uIXWD7PHwd
— Mike Rose is in Shanghai then PAX West (@RaveofRavendale) August 21, 2019
That’s not an impressive number, but games need to go through high scrutiny to be approved. China’s government has been tightening its grip on violent, sexual, and political content on games for a while,