A popular Chinese game platform that closed in January after a months-long shutdown has reopened to the public this week.
The Warframe game marketplace was shuttered by the Chinese government for two years after the deadly Heng Yue massacre.
In January, it was shut down due to an investigation into a Chinese developer’s alleged role in the killing of Chinese civil rights activist Heng.
The website’s forums and other online platforms were also closed to the general public, and there was a ban on buying or selling weapons and items.
The site’s website and forums have been restored, and its owner has announced the site is open for business.
A representative of the China Arms Dealers Association, which operates the market, told The Washington Post that it had been running smoothly since its shuttering in January.
“The Chinese government is very angry about the fact that we were able to offer weapons and ammo to the Chinese people,” he said.
“They want to see the market go the way of the Chinese market.”
A Warframe spokesman said that the company was looking into how the Chinese authorities would respond to any legal action, but that it would be working to restore the website in the coming days.
Warframe is a third-person shooter game developed by the developer behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and it has sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide.
In 2015, the developer and publisher Activision bought the rights to the game and it became one of the most popular online shooters on the market.
The game is a free-to-play action game with a subscription-based model that allows players to purchase weapons and other in-game items.
But players could also make money through the Warframe Trading Card Game, a multiplayer card game in which players compete against each other to obtain the highest score.
The trading card game was also shut down in 2014 after the Heng Wu massacre in which at least 300 people were killed.
The market was originally set to reopen in December.
But that deal was canceled in January due to Chinese government crackdown on the Hao community, and in January the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIIT) suspended trading on the site indefinitely.
The MIIIT said that it will issue new regulations in response to the Hui and Heng shootings and that the website will be shut down for a period of five days, then reopened.