Activision Blizzard to end gaming deal with China’s NetEase - Check out in detail

World of Warcraft to go offline in China as Activision Blizzard and NetEase end 14-year deal

The Blizzard-NetEase deal, which was first struck back in August 2008, will now expire in January 2023

NetEase’s Hong Kong-listed shares plunged 9% Thursday.

It means Chinese gamers will no longer be able to play titles from blockbuster franchises such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch.

Activision Blizzard and Chinese gaming firm NetEase are ending their 14-year licensing agreement, a move that will result in hit game franchises like World of Warcraft and Overwatch shutting down in China.

The deal, which was first struck back in August 2008, will now expire in January 2023 after the two firms were unable to agree on renewal terms.

We are honored to have had the privilege of serving our gamers over the past 14 years and have shared many precious moments with them during that time

Hope you people found the story informative. For more such interesting stuff, click on the link given below