Steam service returns to Indonesia, Epic Games Store still blocked

After being blocked (opens in new tab) for failing to register with the appropriate authorities, Steam is now back online in Indonesia. Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad reported Steam’s return on Twitter, but said that the Epic Games Store and Origin are still blocked, and there’s no sign of when they’ll return.

Authorities in Indonesia granted themselves the power to force platforms to disclose user data or take down content that “disturbs public order,” and gave companies until July 20 of this year to sign on to the new regulations through the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, also known as Kominfo. Some did, but many others, including Valve, Epic, Origin, PayPal, Yahoo, and Ubisoft, did not. Thus, they were blocked.

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