Following Russia’s invasion, numerous companies have halted their product sales in Russia. And now, multiple gaming studios and publishers have started to take action as they started to pull or limiting their titles in Russia.
Studio behind the horror game The Medium, Bloober Team is working to pull its games away from Russia and Belarus. The company noted on Twitter, “We want to be a part of a world that doesn’t turn a blind eye to warmongering. And we won’t stay neutral when human lives are at stake.”
Additionally, popular video game studio CD Projekt RED has also revealed that it is suspending sales of digital sales and physical shipments of products to Russia and Belarus. This decision includes sales on other platforms such as GOG which is owned and operated by the studio’s parent company.
In an official statement, the company said, “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.”
Lastly, Electronic Arts (EA) is also pulling Russian clubs from all of the modes of FIFA as the company is currently evaluating changes in other titles.
Earlier, Microsoft also suspended sales of its products in Russia. Microsoft’s decision includes sales of Xbox consoles as well as software. Talking about the decision, Microsoft president Brad Smith referred to the invasion as “unjustified, unprovoked and unlawful.”