The Chinese Government has banned Battlefield 4, claiming it as a threat to national security.
The publisher of the Battlefield series, EA, has been accused of depicting a form of cultural invasion. China’s Ministry of Culture issued a notice prohibiting all materials related to the game in any form, including game downloads, demos, patch downloads, and news reports.
Released earlier this month, the expansion pack Battlefield 4: China Rising follows a fictional invasion of the US by China in the year 2020.
Battlefield 4 has been plagued with issues since release, including glitches and a class action lawsuit for allegedly releasing “materially false and misleading statements highlighting the purported strength” of the game.