China’s press and publications authority has approved 105 new online games, stating they fully support the industry after proposed curbs caused massive losses for investors. The approvals, including Tencent’s Counter War: Future and NetEase’s Firefly Assault, are seen as positive signals for the industry’s prosperity and healthy development.

Online games are banned from offering incentives for daily log-ins or purchases, leading to market losses for companies like Netease, Tencent, and Huya.

In 2023, 1,075 game version numbers were issued, with 977 domestically produced and 98 imported. China’s online games market revenue exceeded 300 billion yuan, with 668 million players. Measures against addiction and gaming addiction have been implemented.