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Chinese Regulators Remove MHW From Sale with Tencent to Offer Refunds

Chinese Regulators Remove MHW From Sale with Tencent to Offer Refunds

The game, where players hunted fearsome creatures, has been pulled off Tencent's WeGame distribution platform after it was released on August 8, the gaming firm said in a statement posted on the website.

Just after the official release, Monster Hunter: World has become one of the best-selling game on WeGame.

Capcom's Monster Hunter: World just released onto the PC and has already attracted the attention of thousands of players, so many that it has actually broken the launch record for most popular Japanese title. Although the authority won't sure how long their service will work for this game.

According to the Financial Times, which cited anonymous sources, the game was taken down not because of its content but due to politics.

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China's Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) saw its stock tumble on Tuesday, wiping out around $15 billion (£11.75 billion) in its market value, amid concern of a blow to its video game revenue after regulators blocked the sale of one of its blockbuster titles.

Tencent shares were down 3.71 percent at 11:52 a.m. HK/SIN time versus a 0.84 percent decline on the broader Hang Seng index. What do you guys think about this removal of Monster Hunter: World from WeGame? Last month, Capcom said that the game had cumulative sales of 8.3 million copies by the quarter that ended in June.

The first is "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds", or PUBG, a massive multiplayer online game that Tencent has the rights to run in China. "The recent fumbling of core gaming operations is a worrying trend, and investors can reasonably begin to ask if constant investment and competition with Alibaba are causing Tencent to lose focus".

So, if you haven't tried the game yet, now's the ideal chance for PC players to get hunting.


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