Fortnite is bowing out of China, its developer Epic Games has announced.
Users can no longer create new accounts on Fortress Night, as the hugely popular battle-royale game is known in the country. It will cease to exist altogether on November 15. Epic has not provided a reason for the move.
Fortress Night launched in 2018 via a partnership with Chinese media giant Tencent, which owns a 40% stake in the Cary, North Carolina-based Epic. It is essentially a beta version of Fortnite, with several significant differences, some of which were mandated by regulators. For instance, there were no monetary transactions in the game.