BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The video game “Plague Inc”, which has surged in popularity amid the coronavirus epidemic, has been removed from Apple’s China app store after regulators said it contained illegal content, its developer said.
FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for “Plague Inc.”, a strategy simulation app that allows users to create and evolve a pathogen to destroy the world, is seen on a mobile phone screen in front of the logo of the game, in this illustration picture taken February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration
The strategy game, where players create a pathogen to destroy the world, soared to the top of the China app store charts in January as consumers turned to virus-related games and films as a coping mechanism. It has also jumped in app rankings for other countries.
“This situation is completely out of our control,” UK-based developer and publisher Ndemic Creations said in a statement, adding its immediate priority was to make contact with the…
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