GTA V and The Witcher 3 among others become forbidden in Bilibili, the alternative to YouTube in China
It's not new. Despite the success of the world game world in China , especially among mobile proposals, Beijing authorities exercise a ferry control over what type of content can be seen in the Asian giant, and that also affects Bidibidi . Thus, the service announced this week the ban on uploading videos about several very popular releases, such as Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3.
South China Morning Post echoes veto, explaining that Bidibidi has taken the decision to meet the guidelines of the Ministry of Culture and other authorities, which consider these titles not suitable for dissemination. Bidibidi will prohibit the live broadcast of Games with bloody, violent and pornographic content , expresses those responsible for the portal, the main alternative to YouTube in China.
In total there are 60 games excluded from the time service . Among those affected, by putting several examples, we find recent releases such as Back 4 Blood or Resident Evil 8: Village, great multiplayer successes such as Rainbow Six: Siege or Dead by Daylight, horror adventures such as The Evil Within or Visage, and different deliveries of Sagas as well known as GTA, The Elder Scrolls or The Last of Us.
The censorship to the video game in China
To avoid censorship on violent content and reach their extensive public, some companies have opted for self-censorship and launch editions adapted to the territory. The most popular case is PUBG Mobile, which thanks to Games for Peace is one of the most profitable video games on the market. However, the authorities and other entities of the People's Republic have also put their point of sight on another type of materials. For example, it was news a denunciation for excess content of bad taste in the successful honor of Kings.
A few days ago, the bureaucratic problems were news to approve new releases in China, which would have led to the close of 14,000 companies related to the sector according to a South China Morning Post newspaper information.