Tencent shares sink as latest game is blocked by China regulators

17 August, 2018, 15:36 | Author: Patty Hardy
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One of the issues Monster Hunter World PC is facing is the connection error and Capcom has noted that it is working with Vale to fix it.

The move came less than a week after the game was launched in China on August 8. Apparently, Chinese regulators received many complaints about the content within the monster-hunting video game, complaints like the high amount of corpses seen in-game and the act of hunting and killing exotic monsters.

Monster Hunter: World was created in collaboration with Capcom Co. It was also a blow to the WeGame platform. That's hobbled revenue growth at the internet giant and contributed to a 15 percent slide in its stock since June. And, while any revenues from this latest game wouldn't feature in the financials, it does raise alarm bells among investors as the tech business has yet to successfully gain significant revenues from its mega popular games. In the past, the company has experienced problems like any company, but the multiples obstacles at once have really pushed the company down the wrong path. In his words, "Tencent used to be world-class gaming and social media company, but has transformed into a massive multi-sector VC operation with important gaming and social media sidelines".

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On their own, both Monster Hunter: World and China's gaming market are doing quite well.

According to the SteamSpy data, in fact, the estimated number of Steam users in Monster Hunter World range between 2 and 5 million, a considerable sum that adds up to 8.3 million copies distributed on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that brings global sales of the game beyond the 10 million mark.

"The key here is, not only PUBG, but no games are able to get licenses now", a Tencent spokesperson told Reuters. With the new title, Capcom redesigned many elements specifically tailored for Western audiences, such as including more online play and letting players move freely through the game.

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