After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, CD Projekt Red has halted all sales of its games in Russia and Belarus.
The company, known for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series of games, put out a statement yesterday about the situation. It reads “In light of the Russian military invasion in our neighboring country of Ukraine, until further notice the CD Projekt Group has made the decision to halt all sales of our games to Russia and Belarus.”
“Today, we begin working with out partners to suspend digital sales and cease physical stock deliveries of CD Projekt Group products, as well as all games distributed on the GOG platform“.
Invasion of Ukraine
Russia’s invasion has been ongoing since last week. CD Projekt Red is based in Poland, which borders Ukraine. Many Ukrainian refugees have fled to Poland and other bordering countries to escape the violence. Many countries have been lending aid at their borders.
The statement continued, saying “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!“
In other news, Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World has put the game on hold as a result of the invasion. It says it is now striving to help employees and their families to survive amid the crisis.
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