Ukraine is currently facing Russia’s invasion, which is not being welcomed by the world. While many countries stand to support Ukraine, various tech companies such as EA Games, Google, Tesla and others have also shown support for them in different ways. Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has announced that it is cutting sales of its products to Russia and Belarus.
— CD PROJECT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) 3 March 2022
The company said in its announcement that it is working with its partners to suspend digital sales and stop physical stock deliveries of CD Projekt Group’s products. It has also suspended the sale of all games distributed on the GOG platform in the regions of Russia and Belarus.
Following the announcement, the company issued a report to its investors claiming Russia and Belarus’ estimated cumulative share in CD PROJEKT RED product sales were 5.4 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively, of sales on GOG.COM over the previous 12-month period .
The action follows EA Games’ decision to remove all-Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games.
To recall, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, called on gaming companies around the world to take action against Russia. In a letter addressed to sports development companies and esports platforms by Fedorov, he was asked to temporarily stop the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and gamers in all international esports events and to cancel all international events held on the territory of Russia and Belarus. asked for In the tweet, he urged companies like Riot Games, EA and Ubisoft to close their offices in Russia.
You certainly know what is happening in Ukraine right now. Russia declared war not for Ukraine but for the whole civilized world. If you support human values, you should stay in the Russian market! pic.twitter.com/tnQr13BsSv
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) 2 March 2022
@EpicGames, @nintendo, @Rockstar Games, @ 2K, @MoontonGames, @BandaiNamcoUS, @PdxInteractive, @ATVI_AB, @ konami, @bethesda, @TencentGames, @ supercell Russia has shown its true face, it has no respect for principles and humanity. Stop it by stopping your games in Russia!
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) 3 March 2022
In separate news, Ubisoft recently offered additional funding to its Ukrainian-based employees, paying their salaries in advance, and providing alternative accommodation in neighboring countries. The Pokémon Company has announced that it is donating $200,000 to GlobalGiving to help provide humanitarian relief.
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