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Video game developer Cyberpunk 2077 halts all sales to Russia and Belarus

CD from the game developer based in Poland Project Redwho developed popular games like Cyberpunk 2077cut sales of its products to Russia and Belarus.

“In light of the Russian military invasion in our neighboring country, Ukraine, until further notice, CD PROJEKT Group has taken the decision to stop all sales of our games to Russia and Belarus” , the company said on Twitter.

“Today, we begin working with our partners to suspend digital sales and cease physical inventory shipments of CD PROJEKT Group products, as well as all games distributed on the GOG platform, in the territories of Russia and Belarus,” he added.

In a report to investors, the company estimated that “the approximate combined share of Russia and Belarus in sales of CD PROJEKT RED products and in sales revenue obtained in the GOG.COM segment over the last period 12 months was 5.4% and 3.7% cent respectively,” reports The Verge.

CD Projekt Red has joined Apple in halting sales in Russia altogether. Many other companies have also made changes to their products and services in response to Russia’s invasion, such as Spotify removing Russian state-backed media content, Facebook no longer recommending Russian state media to globally and EA removing Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games. .

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov called on game companies around the world to take action against Russia.

In a letter tweeted on Wednesday addressed to “all game development companies and esports platforms”, Fedorov asked them to “temporarily stop the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and players in all international esports events and to cancel all international events taking place on the territory of Russia”. and Belarus”.

In the tweet, he directly tagged the Xbox and PlayStation Twitter accounts. A few minutes later, he asked companies like Riot Games, EA and Ubisoft to close their offices in Russia.

And in a tweet on Thursday, he pleaded with major companies including Nintendo, Epic Games, Tencent and Rockstar, saying Russia “has no respect for principle and humanity. Stop this by shutting down your games in Russia “.


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