Games firms opposing Russia are cutting off a $3.4bn market

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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For the past week, some of the biggest names in video games have been halting all sales in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

So far, Microsoft, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Epic Games, CD Projekt and Bloober Team, Supercell and CI Games have all actively taken a stance, while others are complying with economic sanctions imposed by the EU, US and other nations.

Twitch, for example, informed Russian streamers that they would no longer receive payments or be able to make purchases if their account was linked to one of the Russian banks affected

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