CD Projekt RED, creators of games like The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as other Polish studios, have announced through their social networks that will stop selling its games in Russia and Belarus in solidarity with Ukraine because of the military invasion it has been suffering for a week by these two neighboring countries.
In the case of CD Projekt RED, it will not only stop selling physical and digital copies of its games in Russia and Belarus until further notice, but the measure expands to the entire catalog and support of your GOG digital game sales platform “While we are not, and do not aspire to be, a political entity capable of directly influencing the affairs of the state, we believe that business entities, when united, have the power to inspire global change in the hearts and minds of ordinary people«, assures the Polish company.
CD Projekt RED is aware that the community of players from Russia and Belarus are not directly responsible of the military invasion of Ukraine, but with this act, he explains, they want to “further galvanize the local community to talk about what is happening in the heart of Europe”.
Ukraine asks Xbox and PlayStation to stop supporting Russian markets
Although the big manufacturers in the sector still they have not wanted to take a position on this conflict or apply sanctions to the Russian and Belarusian markets, independent studios and European companies like CD Projekt RED are the first to take action. 11 Bit Studios, creators of This War of Mine, internationally recognized for its anti-war message, have already managed to raise more than 700,000 dollars to help the victims of the war.