Chinese tech giant Tencent has suspended WeGame platform services such as Steam on mobile due to a change in its business development strategy, which was announced through a special post about the termination on its official website.
Instead, the company intends to use WeGame to compete with Steam by hosting video games and other content. However, the platform with its ambitious stance failed to come close to Steam which still stands at the top. Gamers often use Tencent video game titles to research stats and performance in their game titles.
No, all services are closed!, WeGame mobile platform only. The PC platform is still available and continues to function.
WeGame Mobile Platform will be discontinued from the App Store at the end of the month, and the service will be closed in September
Below is a list of terminations related to the announced operational terminations
- Effective July 5, 2022, registrations will not be accepted
The new user account will be suspended, gifts and refills will be discontinued
- Starting from July 15, 2022, the official channel WeGame APP will be downloaded
App downloads will be stopped from all App Store App Store etc
- As of September 8, 2022, the servers will be officially shut down and operations will be officially shut down. Players will not be able to log in at that time.
Users will not be able to download the WeChat app. However, existing users can continue to use it until Tencent officially stops WeChat operations on that date. After that, players can no longer log into WeGame.
The fate of WeGame for PC after cell phone stops working
The WeGame mobile app may not be available anymore, but for PC platforms, it is unaffected and convenient. Tencent has confirmed that the PC version will continue to operate as usual. Some features in the mobile application will be carried over to the PC version. Tencent’s decision to shut down WeGame mobile game service comes at a time when the video game industry in China is going through tough times due to government pressure. Yes, as we know, China is now very strict, one of which is the video game industry, even in games there are characters who show a little nudity that will be reprimanded.
China also recently imposed an eight-month approval freeze on video games. Although the freeze ended last April, the approval process for video games has slowed.