Ukraine is currently facing an invading attack from Russia, which is not welcomed by the world. While several countries are ready 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 will stop selling its products to Russia and Belarus. Also read: Ukraine’s appeal to cut Russia off the internet was rejected
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) March 3, 2022 Also Read – Russia-Ukraine War: Netflix Refuses to Air State Channels in Russia Despite Regulations
The company said in its announcement that it is working with its partners to suspend digital sales and halt physical shipments of CD PROJEKT Group products. It has also suspended the sale of all games distributed on the GOG platform in the Russia and Belarus territories.
Following the announcement, the company released a report for its investors detailing the approximate cumulative share of Russia and Belarus in sales of CD PROJEKT RED products. Sales on GOG.COM over the past 12 months were 5.4 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively.
This action comes shortly after EA Games decided to pull all Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games.
As a reminder, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov had urged gambling companies around the world to take action against Russia. In a letter tweeted by Fedorov, aimed at game development companies and esports platforms, urging them to temporarily suspend the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and players in all international esports events and to cancel all international events on the territory of Russia and Belarus. In the tweet, he also urged companies like Riot Games, EA, and Ubisoft to close their offices in Russia.
You probably know what is happening in Ukraine right now. Russia is not declaring war on Ukraine, but on the entire civilized world. If you support human values, you should live the Russian market! pic.twitter.com/tnQr13BsSv
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 2, 2022
@EpicGames, @Nintendo, @RockstarGames, @2K, @MoontonGames, @BandaiNamcoUS, @PdxInteractive, @ATVI_AB, @konami, @bethesda, @TencentGames, @supercell Russia showed its true colors. It has no respect for principles and humanity. Stop this by stopping your games in Russia!
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 3, 2022
In a separate message, Ubisoft recently provided additional funds to its Ukraine-based employees, prepaid their salary and provided alternative accommodation in neighboring countries. The Pokemon Company has announced it will support GlobalGiving with a $200,000 donation to provide humanitarian relief.