This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
PUBG will not be able to return to India until at least March 21 as the company has been unable to secure a meeting with government officials to discuss the situation. The game, which previously was distributed in India by Tencent, was one of more than 100 apps banned on national security grounds due to their links to China.
Donaco International has reported that it has returned to positive EBITDA for October and November, and seems to be on course for December as well. This is framed as being part of a trend of overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact.
Four workers from Mainland China threatened to jump from a building under construction as part of Galaxy Entertainment's Phase 3 & 4 expansion project due to a labour dispute. The Fire Department persuaded the workers to descend and no one was hurt in the incident.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing
what 2020 may have had in store.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.