Apple Gets Rid of Thousands of Games from China’s App Store

Apple’s App Store is the home for approximately 2.2 million apps made available for the users to download and enjoy. But still, the store needs some cleaning from time to time, and that’s exactly what Apple has done recently. The Cupertino-based giant has removed over 30,000 apps from the China’s app store, and the vast majority of them are games.

Theoretically speaking, games are also apps because they are built using pretty much the same recipe. You can create both games and other forms of apps with programming languages like JavaScript, C++, Python, and others.

Reduction of the game roster occurring between June and July

The harsh measure ends the practice of allowing games to be published after approval arrives from Chinese censors. After the recent purge made by Apple, there were only about 179,000 games left in the China’s App Store. Qimai Research Institute has been the one that brought the big announcement of Apple making such a harsh move.

Apple describes its App Store service as it follows:

“Apps can transform the way you do anything you’re passionate about, whether that’s creating, learning, playing games, or just getting more done. And the App Store is the best place to discover new apps that let you pursue your passions in ways you never thought possible.”

It’s nice to see that gaming is not dead yet for smartphones. A lot of people believe that playing your favorite titles on a console or PC is much more enjoyable, especially due to the presence of the physical buttons. However, you are free to connect a controller to a smartphone as well. You can even connect your console controller like the one for PS4 and Xbox One.

Another great way to enjoy gaming on a smartphone is by using the Google Stadia cloud gaming service. Being less than a year old, Stadia doesn’t require from its users to have impressive hardware in order to run pretty much any game.

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