HONG KONG, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Activision Blizzard ( ATVI.O ), the U.S. video game giant behind Warcraft, said on Tuesday that its Chinese publisher NetEase ( 9999.HK ) had rejected a request to extend its contract. six months.
In a statement released on the Chinese Weibo website, the company’s subsidiary Blizzard China said it contacted NetEase last week with a proposal to extend their contract for six months, which the Hangzhou-based company rejected.
Blizzard China added that its games will be discontinued on Jan. 23 according to NetEase announcement.
Josh Ye reports; Edited by Kim Coghill
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