Xbox, playstationthe video game giants have withdrawn their marbles from Russia after the invasion ofUkraine by Russian troops. Now it is the big publishers who are getting involved. the american Electronic Arts had already withdrawn the Russian national team from the last Fifa, but went even further by deciding this time to suspend all its games on Russian and Belarusian territories. EA’s press release: “We have made the decision to stop the sale of our games and content, including virtual currency bundles, in Russia and Belarus while this dispute continues. As a result, our games and content will no longer be available for purchase in our Russian region storefront on Origin or in the EA app, including through in-game stores. We are also working with platform partners to remove our titles from their stores and stop selling new content in the region. »
Same reaction from CD Project Redthe Polish studio to which we owe the games The Witcher or Cyberpunk 2077: “In view of the Russian military invasion against our Ukrainian neighbours, the CD Projekt group has taken the decision to cease all sales of its games in Russia and Belarus until further notice. We are starting today to work with our partners to suspend digital sales and physical distribution of CD Projekt products, as well as games distributed on the GOG platform, in the territories of Russia and Belarus. » The publisher is a little more committed by admitting to stand up “alongside the people of Ukraine” and concluding his statement with a vibrant:“To our brothers and sisters who are fighting for their native country, stay strong! »
Note that another Polish studio, Bloober Team (The Medium), has also chosen the path of suspending game sales.