In response to the invasion of Ukraine, EA sports has halted sales of its games and content in Russia and Belarus, the firm stated on Friday. The firm said on Wednesday that Russian teams would be removed from FIFA and NHL games, but Friday’s steps go even farther.
EA games have released a statement
“We have made the decision to stop sales of our games and content, including virtual currency bundles, in Russia and Belarus while this conflict continues,” said in a blog post. “As a result, our games and content will no longer be available for purchase in our Russian region storefront on Origin or the app, including through in-game stores.
We are also working with our platform partners to remove our titles from their stores and stop the sale of new in-game content in the region.”
“WE ARE ACTIVELY EVALUATING OTHER AREAS OF OUR GAMES AND OPERATIONS”
The business is also “currently investigating other areas of our games and operations,” and it says it will keep the public updated on any further actions taken.
EA joins CD Projekt Red, the creator of Cyberpunk 2077, in halting sales in Russia and Belarus. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s vice prime minister, called on gaming firms to take action this week, tagging Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Epic Games, Rockstar Games, Tencent, and others in tweets.