PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Chinese government might ban battle royale games

As everyone in the gaming industry is talking about the glowing success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the Chinese government has taken notice as well. Recently, the gaming branch office of China Audio And Video And Numeral Publishing Association released an official…

Age of Wushu – New 50-player battle royale mode added in China server

Last week, developer Snail Games added a new gameplay mode for the China server of Age of Wushu, which is very similar to the battle royale mode made popular by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Touted as the first martial arts battle royale,…

Smite – China players will transfer to global server early next year

Earlier this week, it was announced that the China server of Smite will be merged into the global server on 18 January 2018. Publisher Tencent Games claimed that positive discussions with developer Hi-Rez Studios led to this decision, which will…

Overwatch – Blizzard takes China developer to court over IP infringement

According to local reports, Blizzard Entertainment and China partner NetEase have taken developer 4399 Network Co., Ltd. to court over intellectual property (IP) infringement of the Overwatch intellectual property. The lawsuit was filed at Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court,…

Honor of Kings – Limited edition smartphone sold out in minutes

Also known as Realm of Valor (ROV) and Arena of Valor (AOV) in different overseas markets, Honor of Kings (王者荣耀) has been the top downloaded and grossing mobile game n China for the past year. Over the weekend, mobile phone…

Age of Wushu 2 – New screenshots for Unreal Engine 4 martial arts MMORPG

Since Snail Games announced Age of Wushu 2, we have yet to see many actual in-game screenshots other than those of mountains and forests. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Chinese gaming site Duowan managed to snag some exclusive in-game screenshots,…

Age of Wushu – 9th school added in 6th anniversary game update

Age of Wushu celebrated its 6th anniversary last week, and together with the celebrations, a 9th main school was added. The Ming Clan is a famous school in most martial arts novels, and in Age of Wushu, it is founded…

World of Dragon Nest – More game details emerge from ChinaJoy interview

Over at ChinaJoy last week, Korean developer Eyedentity had an impressive booth at the business hall (B2B) which we visited. However, due to having no internet connection, the MMO Culture team was unable to contact anyone for an interview on…

Black Desert – Quick interview with developer Pearl Abyss at ChinaJoy

While wandering around the business halls at ChinaJoy 2017, we were surprised to see Pearl Abyss, developer of the popular Black Desert, having a small booth within the Korean games pavilion. To our delight, Pearl Abyss’ Chief Operating Officer (COO),…

World of Dragon Nest – Mobile and PC cross-platform confirmed

World of Dragon Nest was first announced back in November 2016, and we reported that the game is bound to mobile devices only. However, upon receiving an English introduction for World of Dragon Nest at ChinaJoy 2017, it seems we…

Black Desert – Quick look at the ChinaJoy booth of action MMORPG

As previously mentioned, Snail Games was revealed as the publisher of Black Desert in China, and it announced “20 tonnes of sand from Taklamakan Desert” will be imported to decorate Black Desert’s booth at ChinaJoy 2017. While MMO Culture did…

Lineage II: Revolution – VR demo version spotted at ChinaJoy

MMO Culture is over here at ChinaJoy 2017, and we are bringing you some of the most interesting things we have seen! Tencent Games is the publisher for Lineage II: Revolution in China, which is developed by Netmarble and launching…

Black Desert – Debut game trailer released for upcoming China server

Announced last month, Snail Games recently opened up the full website for Black Desert China, along with releasing the debut game trailer. The localized version of Black Desert will be playable next week at the annual ChinaJoy event, where Snail…

Age of Wushu – First look at new Ming school arriving in China server

A new martial arts school is arriving in the China server of Age of Wushu next month, and it is the school of Ming. There have been many iterations of Ming, some good some evil, and this version stayed neutral…