This week's issue of The Escapist is "New China." We are profiling the rise of a new power in the gaming world. Our contributors have come back to us with a variety of topics from the rampant piracy of gaming software in China, to the healthy market of MMOGs in China.
But why China?
Just as in other areas of the world economy, China is flying to the top of the ranks of consumers and producers of games. While we don't see the effects of this growth quite yet, we soon will. We may see changes in gameplay, financial models, mythology due to the infusion of the Chinese culture. I look forward to what the Chinese people can bring to the gaming table, and I think it's important to have an idea of their culture that we might all best work together in the future. To borrow from one of China's most famous philosophers:
"If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand." -Confucius