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CD Projekt, the company behind games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, has announced it will be suspending sales of its games in Russia and Belarus.
This tough new move comes in response to Russia's widely condemned invasion of Ukraine, which has already resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and displaced thousands more.
In a statement shared to Twitter, CD Projekt confirmed it will begin working to suspend digital sales and "cease physical deliveries of of CD Projekt Group products" as well as "games distributed on the GOG Platform"
"The entire CD Projekt Group stands firm with the people of Ukraine." The statement reads. "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 galvanise the global community to speak about what is going on in the heart of Europe."
Russia's actions against Ukraine have already been met with tough sanctions imposed by countries around the world, including the US and UK. In the last week, Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. confirmed that they will be pulling their biggest releases from Russian cinemas until further notice. EA is also pulling Russian teams from its EA and NHL titles.
Meanwhile, Ukraine's deputy prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov has called on Xbox and PlayStation to take similar action.
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