Online game distribution platform Steam has reportedly restricted all accounts in China from accessing “adult-only content,” according to a post published on Solidot (in Chinese), a CNET owned tech blog.

Earlier this month, Valve, the developer of Steam, added a new filter in “Store Preferences” that allows users to show or hide games with adult-only explicit content. Prior to adding the new filter, Steam allowed its users to filter out games featuring mature content, frequent violence or gory content, and nudity or sexual content. However, Chinese users have found that the new filter that allows users to show games that contains explicit or graphic content is not available to them. In other words, Chinese Steam users are restricted from accessing R-rated games.

This is not the only recent change that Chinese users have been excluded from. Steam recently started allowing adult-only games on its site and the first uncensored game “Negligee: Love Stories” was approved and released earlier this month. However, the distributor decided not to list the game in China along with a number of other countries to avoid risks of facing legal and economic repercussions.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.