Roblox may be enjoy success in many parts of the world, but it is currently in limbo in China. TechCrunch have learned Roblox temporarily shut down the Chinese version of its game platform Robles on December 8 for some “important temporary actions” needed to develop future releases. The company would not say what the moves involve beyond “data architecture,” but a spokesman said building the platform for China was an “iterative process.”
The suspension didn’t get fans excited. Roblox only launched Roblox five months before it was discontinued, and many players felt the company gave them only a short time.They didn’t buy claim They’ve been playing beta, notice They can still spend real money.
China’s strict digital rules may have played a role.Chinese government Game license required, and Roblox faces more challenges than most developers. Its role as a creative platform has easily drawn the attention of Chinese censors worried about dissent, and attempts to use Robles as a digital education system may have drawn the attention of officials to crack down on private education.China’s data protection rules This decision can also be facilitated by specifying where and how Roblox stores user information.
Whatever the reason, stop highlighting the difficulties of foreign game developers in China for now. Not only do they have to compete in one of the world’s largest markets, but they also have to avoid conflict with governments that sometimes have very different agendas.
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