The Polish game developer and publisher CD Project, known for games such as Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher as well as the game store GOG, writes on Twitter that they are now stopping selling games in Russia and Belarus.
“As a result of the Russian military invasion of our neighbor Ukraine, CD Projekt Group has decided to stop selling our games in Russia and Belarus. Today we will start working with our partners to shut down digital sales and stop delivering physical games by CD Projekt Group products, as well as games distributed on the GOG platform in Russia and Belarus “, writes CD Projekt in a statement and continues.
“The entire CD Project Group stands with the people of Ukraine. Although we are not a political group that can directly influence the situation, nor do we strive to be, we believe that commercial companies, when united, have the power to inspire global change. In the hearts and minds of ordinary people, we know that players in Russia and Belarus, individuals who have nothing to do with the invasion of Ukraine, will be affected by our decision, but it is with this action that we want to further urge the global community to talk about what’s going on in the heart of Europe. “
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov has previously called on gaming companies around the world to temporarily stop participating in esports events with Russia and Belarus and for large gaming companies to stop making their games available in Russia.
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