Monster Hunter: World, a popular monster hunting and killing game developed by Japanese studio Capcom, lived for five days after Tencent launched it on the company’s own platform WeGame on August 8.

According to an open statement WeGame released this morning, state regulators have canceled the game’s operating license in China due to a “large number of complaints.” Neither the statement or any state units clarified the source of the complaints.

The company closed sales of all versions of the game from 8:00 am this morning (August 13, 2018), including DLCs. Players who have already made purchases can claim an unconditional refund by 8:00 am, August 20. Players who wish to keep the game can still play, but WeGame will not be responsible for gaming experience after August 20.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com