Most of Blizzard’s games won’t be available in China as of next year

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Since 2008, Blizzard’s games have been published in mainland China via licensing agreements with NetEase. Those licensing agreements are set to end on January 23, 2023, and won’t be renewed, Blizzard has announced (opens in new tab). Game services including those for World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Diablo 3 will be ending in China on the same date.

“The two parties have not reached a deal to renew the agreements that is consistent with Blizzard’s operating principles and…

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