CD PROJEKT Suspends All Game Sales in Russia and Belarus

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It was only yesterday that Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov called on Sony and Microsoft to stop supporting Russia for its decision in invading the country (letter below), but a steady number of game companies has already decided to take action and show their support. One of the latest is CD PROJEKT Group, the party behind GOG and the Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 games, which confirmed today that it has suspended all game sales in Russia and its ally, Belarus. While users in those territories can still access their accounts, buying products on platforms such as GOG will not be possible.

EA is another company that has voiced its support for Ukraine, opting to remove Russian teams from two of its major sports titles, FIFA 22 and NHL 22. The decision was prompted by FIFA and NHL removing Russia from its real-life competitions.

SUSPENDING SALES IN RUSSIA AND BELARUS (GOG)

  • In light of the Russian military invasion in our neighboring country of Ukraine, until further notice, we made the decision to halt all sales in Russia and Belarus.
  • Effective March 3rd, 2022, we suspend sales of all games distributed on the GOG platform on the territories of Russia and Belarus. While buying products on GOG is not possible, users from the affected territories can still log in to their accounts and keep access to purchased items.
  • The entire CD PROJEKT Group stands firm with the people of Ukraine. While we are not a political entity capable of directly influencing state matters, and don’t aspire to be one, we do believe that commercial entities, 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 impacted by this decision, but with this action we wish to further galvanize the global community to speak about what is going on in the heart of Europe.

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