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Electronic Arts halted sales in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine

Electronic Arts halted sales in Russia

Electronic Arts halted sales in Russia, the latest company to protest the ongoing war in Ukraine.

“We continue to be shocked at the conflict that is unfolding in Ukraine, and join so many voices around the world in calling for peace and an end to the invasion,” EA said in a new blog post.

They added, “We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Our primary concern is the ongoing safety of those in the region, particularly colleagues and partners, and we are seeking to understand how we might best help them further beyond our programs that are already in place.”

Coming from this, all game sales, in-game content, and in-game currency purchased through the Origin or EA app will be cut off in Russia and Belarus “while this conflict continues.” EA said they’re also working with “platform partners” to remove their games from other stores in the region as well.

EA cutting off all sales in the region comes not long after the publisher also removed Russia and Russian clubs from all versions of the latest FIFA game, as well as NHL 22.

As the war in Ukraine continues, more tech and gaming companies have been cutting off services to Russia and Russian-affiliated groups – the latest being Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal cutting off services to the country. Activision Blizzard halted sales in Russia, Microsoft also halted sales and services, and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED halted their sales in Russia.

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