The Chinese internet and gaming giant's move to delay the launch comes just after the game's official account on Weibo was banned from making new posts
The company is one of the world's 10 largest video-game firms by market capitalisation, with its $22 billion valuation larger than Take-Two Interactive, the company behind "Grand Theft Auto"
Tencent was the top-ranked Chinese mobile game publisher by revenue, followed by NetEase and miHoYo
The timing of the relaxation was unexpected, but companies bent over backwards after facing heavy criticism from authorities for being non-compliant, analysts said
China ends gaming approval freeze by granting publishing approvals for 45 games in boost for tech giants like Baidu and NetEase
Tech company Sea, which is backed by China's Tencent, has apologised to users in India after its Free Fire game was among dozens of apps hit with a ban because of data security concerns