China has decided to remove the Plague Inc. from Steam and app stores. It was removed from the Chinese department of the Apple Store on Thursday. The main reason for the removal is that it contains the content that was stated as illegal, according to the Cyberspace Administration of China. Officials did not specify the details. We don’t know what the Chinese administration found illegal about the game.
Ndemic Creations, the developers of Plague Inc., reacted to China’s actions. They said that the game is popular in China, named as one of the most frequently bought games. Developers believe that this decision has something to do with COVID-19. Yet, they are not sure whether the ban of the game is related to the coronavirus outbreak. Developers mentioned that numerous health organizations, including CDC, have recognized its educational impact on players. The game is still on the Nintendo eShop. Developers are not sure whether the game will be removed from there too.
The game was released in 2012. It is a strategy with beautiful graphics and interesting gameplay. Players can create different viruses to eliminate the human race. Have you played it?