Epic Games, Inc. will be ending its attempt to entirely launch its video game, Fortnite, in China, shutting down the game’s servers in the country on Monday.
As reported by Bloomberg, 10 million gamers in China had pre-registered for the video game at one point, but the company spent three years pushing to fully release the game in the country without final success.
The reason for the removal of the game is unknown, but censorship in China is likely a main contender.
“New video games need government approvals to premiere and sell copies or virtual items in China, and the licensing process is increasingly stringent and often unpredictable. This year has been particularly difficult—the government hasn’t authorized a new gaming release in more than 100 days,” the outlet