Deleted of the App Store chinese in the heading of the downloads elsewhere in the world, Plague Inc is a game considered to be too close to the reality of the coronavirus.
China does not have the habit of taking gloves with individual freedoms, and this is further verified by the end of February with the game Plague Inc. It has simply been removed from the App Store, prohibiting de facto its use.
It is necessary to say that Plague Inc is a game a bit special, all the more because in this period of epidemic of coronavirus. The goal is to create a virus (or other infectious agent) and make it evolve to infect fifty countries, and in the end destroy humanity. Plague Inc with some 130 million people in the world.
Decision related to the epidemic?
Its editor, Ndemic Creations, has released a statement to explain that the game was banned in China “because it contains illegal content as determined by the administration of cyberspace chinese”. And to clarify: “We don’t know clearly if this deletion is linked to the epidemic of coronavirus in the course on which China is facing”.
Elsewhere in the world, as in China before his banishment, Plague Inc was at the end of the month of February, the game the most downloaded on the App Store in 57 countries. This type of game knows systematically renewed interest as soon as an epidemic is spreading somewhere on the planet.