DICE's modern warfare FPS Battlefield 4 has reportedly been banned by the Chinese government following the release of the latest expansion pack, China Rising, according to Wall Street Journal
. The game had been banned on grounds of “national security” and perceived aggression against the Chinese culture.
Publisher EA has yet to give an official comment on the matter, but this new video game ban most likely won't hurt the company much since it doesn’t actually sell Battlefield 4 there. This isn't the first time a video game has been banned in China, with previous consoles having been banned for more than a decade, though the country has recently started relaxing its restrictions.
The expansion pack in question features a variety of new maps, vehicles and an additional gametype, all set on the Chinese mainland. Battlefield 4's single-player campaign also involves a Chinese admiral initiating a plan to overthrow the government in the year 2020.