It seems that Sony has canceled Gran Turismo 7 sales from the Russian PlayStation Store.
Following today’s global release, sources speaking to Eurogamer said the company made the decision overnight to pull the game from stores.
Sony has yet to officially announce the game’s removal, but the game’s store page says “Release date to be announced”.
The move comes after various companies halted sales of various products in the country over its invasion of Ukraine.
Today Microsoft announced it would stop selling its products new in the country and yesterday CD Projekt did so stopped all sales of his games via GOG in Russia and Belarus. It will also stop distributing physical stock in both countries.
“The entire CD Projekt team stands firmly by the people of Ukraine,” the statement said. “While we are not, and do not aspire to be, a political entity capable of directly influencing state affairs, we believe that commercial entities, when united, have the power to effect global change in the world to stimulate the hearts and minds of ordinary people.
“We know that players in Russia and Belarus, individuals unrelated to the invasion of Ukraine, will be affected by this decision, but with this action we want to further engage the global community to talk about what’s happening in the heart of Europe is going on in Ukraine.”
EA also shows its support for Ukraine by removing Russian teams and clubs from its FIFA bid. In an opinion, EA said it has initiated processes to remove the Russia national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products, including FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. It also evaluates corresponding changes in other areas of its games.
The company has also halted sales of its games and content, including virtual currency packs, in Russia and Belarus while the conflict lingers. As a result, its games and content will no longer be available on the Origin or EA app storefront, including through in-game stores in the regions.
The company is also working with its platform partners to remove titles from stores and halt the sale of new in-game content in the region.
Bloober Team, the developers of The Medium, has also stopped selling its games in Russia and Belarus, and many gaming companies have pledged to donate to various charities that support the people of Ukraine.
Earlier this weekDeputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov has urged many gambling companies to block players in both Russia and Belarus.
Fedorov called on gambling companies to stop esports teams and players in both countries from participating in all international events and to cancel all events planned in Belarus and Russia.
He also specifically requested Riot Games, Ubisoft, Gameloft and World of Warships developer Wargaming.net to close offices in Russia.
Apple recently suspended all product sales in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine and has moved to limit access to digital services like Apple Pay inside Russia and limited the availability of Russian state-owned media apps outside the country.
Google is also showing its support by enhancing security measures, updating search and maps in Ukraine with SOS alerts in search, and temporarily disabling some live Google Maps features in the country to “protect the safety of local communities and their citizens.” to protect”. Information on refugee and migrant centers in neighboring countries has also been added. Google is also blocking YouTube channels connected to RT and Sputnik across Europe, noting that products like Google Pay may no longer be available in certain countries.
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