The US video game company Activision Blizzard suspended its game services in China on Tuesday. This also affects famous games such as Diablo III and World of Warcraft. This means that millions of gamers from China will forever lose their accounts, some of which have taken years to build. The reason for the suspension is the parting of ways with the game publisher Netease, with which Blizzard had entered into a joint venture for the Chinese market 14 years ago. As a local publishing partner, Netease was responsible, among other things, for promoting the games on the strictly regulated Chinese market and helping them get through censorship.
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