CD Projekt cuts sales in Russia and Belarus

CD Projekt cuts sales in Russia and Belarus

Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that it is cutting ties with both Russia and Belarus.

In a post on Twitter, the company said that it was halting sales of its titles in these parts of the world due to their invasion of Ukraine. Games that CD Projekt has already sold in these countries will continue to be supported.

"The entire CD Projekt Group stands firm with the people of Ukraine," the company said.

"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."

This comes in the wake of Ukraine's vice president calling upon the games industry to cut ties with Russia.

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