China’s version of Steam will be isolated from the international version of Steam, Tech Node reports. The reason why is because of strict Chinese regulation about game content. It will be called Zhengqi Pingtai, which means “Steam Platform” in Chinese.


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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