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Gran Turismo 7 has been withdrawn from sale in Russia, but Sony has not officially announced the decision.
As reported by Eurogamer, Sony reportedly made the decision last night not to sell the game in Russia. Gran Turismo 7 launched worldwide today, and Russian players expecting to be able to buy it may be surprised that it’s not available in their region.
There was no official announcement from Sony about the decision. The only communication so far is a note on the Russian store page for Gran Turismo 7 stating “Release date to be announced”.
Sony’s move follows an open letter from Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov urging Xbox, PlayStation and other video game companies to temporarily halt support for Russia and Belarus.
Many gaming industry companies have taken steps to support Ukraine after the Russian invasion of the country. Witcher developer and publisher CD Projekt has stopped selling games to Russia and Belarus, and streamers are donating money to Ukrainian charities.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.
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