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The Polish company, which also owns digital distribution platform GOG, made the decision as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24 and is being aided by Belarus.
“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,” it said on Thursday.
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“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!”
Earlier this week, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister called on Xbox and PlayStation to halt product support in both Russia and Belarus.
In an open letter, Mykhailo Fedorov said the platform holders should block all Russian and Belarusian accounts and temporarily stop the participation of their nations’ teams and players in all international esports events.
The developer of anti-war game This War of Mine recently pledged to donate some profits from the game to the Ukrainian Red Cross, while Doom II co-creator John Romero has created a new level for the game to raise money for Ukraine’s war effort.