CD Projekt Red has announced it's suspending digital game sales in Russia and Belarus to show solidarity with Ukraine. Following Russia's recent invasion, many companies have stopped selling their products in Russia as part of a boycott, and CD Projekt Red is now one of them.
On Twitter, CD Projekt Red explained why they did this, feeling that commercial entities should unite and try to convince Russia to stop their current plan of action. Acknowledging innocent players will be affected by this move, the Polish team stands by their actions.
CD Projekt Red Suspend Game Sales in Russia
Here’s the full quote from the CD Projekt Red Twitter account:
“Today, we begin working with our partners to suspend digital sales and cease physical stock deliveries of CD Project Group products, as well as all games distributed on the GOG platform, to the territories of Russia and Belarus.
“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.
“To our brothers and sisters fighting for their home country – stay strong!”
Prior to this, CD Projekt Red had donated funds to various Ukrainian charities in a sign of support, joined by other groups like Gameloft, GSC Game World, and Crytivo. We'll keep you informed with further details as they come in.