The US large-scale game companies have declare the ban on the sales of Russia by responding to the government’s strong Salarat and Ukrainian government.
March 3, Mikhail Fedo Rope Ukraine deputy paralysis requested to join the sanctions such as ‘Block Russia, Belarus User’ on the world’s games. Since then, MS, Activision Blizzard, EA, Epic Games, and Global Games are among one of the second participation.
MS declared not only about the game related to the game, but also in the Russian sales of all products and services. On March 4, Brad Smith MS Vice Chairman and Boss in the uploaded official blog said, “Like people around the world, we also felt fear and anger, and sadness, seeing Ukrainian war-related news and images. Russia’s illegal and unrecognized invasion, “he was stronger and criticized.
He also said that it also stops with the sale of the US, the United Kingdom, the European Union government, and in response to their sanction decisions, some other businesses have been suspended. Furthermore, MS is directly supporting the Ukrainian government’s cyber priority. The Vice Chairman of Smith said, “We will continue to stop Russia’s cyber attack with Ukraine cyber security officers.” He said, “I have been defending Russia’s cyber attacks for more than 20 Ukrainian governments, IT and financial tissues.”
MS Sales Activision Blizzard has also announced its own sanctions. Activision Blizzard stops the sales activity in Russia while the dispute persists. We will also continue to find ways to help Ukrainian citizens. “
MS and Activision Blizzard have also been to Ukraine with sanctions. Microsoft cooperates with the United Nations to help refugees through the International Red Cross and send financial and technical support to major NGOs. Activision Blizzard collects $ 300,000 dollars (about 368 million won), and additional support is also planned.
On the other hand, EA also released a policy on the official website of the 4th. EA said he would stop selling digital contents such as games and game goods bundles in Russia and Belarus. The local user can not buy a game on the platform, such as Origin, EA app, In addition, EA said that it is a tuning to exclude its products on the partner platform in Russia.
In the case of Epic, I declared the 6th sanctions. On Twitter, they said, “In response to Ukraine invasion, we stopped commercial activities in Russia.” In the meantime, the communication function in the platform provided by its own is the policy. They do not block communication tools for the same reason. In the free world, the means of all dialogues should be open. “
Currently, the US government has been in powerful Russian economic sanctions such as excluding the Russian banks in the International Banking Association (Swift) with the EU, and blocking overseas asset access to Russia. Depending on these governments and global monarchy emotions, companies are in a pool of sanctions.
However, these business discontinuation is not effectively implied that the Russian government or Russia’s war performance is not effective, but the criticism of the local people is only a part of the local people.