Sources of Kommersant said that the authorities of the Russian Federation and China agreed to support the entry of domestic video games into the Chinese market. It is reported that the Ministry of Economy was instructed to deal with the issue.
In particular, the Ministry discussed with the Chinese authorities the prospects for allocating quotas for Russian games for “primary access to the PRC.” In addition, the Ministry of Economy stated that, together with the Ministry of Digital Development, they are “working out a range of issues aimed at developing the digital economy and supporting developers of creative industries, including computer games, including in a number of international areas.”
Kommersant’s source claims that the Russian authorities have already approved a quota for the number of domestic projects that will be able to obtain a license in China under an accelerated scheme. The Association of professionals in the industry of operating and game development (APRIORI) will be engaged in the selection.
Project representatives will have to apply to APRIORI, after passing the selection they will conclude an agreement with a Chinese partner who will take over the functions of the publisher.
For the first time, Russian game developers started talking about an accelerated entry into the Chinese market at the end of March.