Game over for Fortnite in China as developer pulls plug

“We’ll meet again if fate decrees,” one Weibo user wrote as Fortnite went offline in China.

Epic Games pulled the plug on its Chinese version of Fortnite on Monday, with its three-year effort to penetrate the world’s biggest gaming market derailed by Communist Party crackdowns against online addiction and the broader tech sector.

Epic had announced two weeks ago that it would shut down the Chinese version of the game on November 15, noting that “Fortnite China’s Beta test has reached an end” and that servers would be closed.

Chinese players said they could no…

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