Humble Bundle has suspended gross sales of all its merchandise and bundles in Russia and Belarus following the continued invasion of Ukraine.
“Like many on the earth, we condemn the violent and illegal invasion in Ukraine and the humanitarian disaster it’s inflicting,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement posted to its Twitter. “At present we’re suspending gross sales of all Humble merchandise and Humble Video games titles in Russia and Belarus.” Humble additionally mentioned it’s “actively working” on a bundle that can see all proceeds go to charities to assist assist Ukrainian refugees and victims, with particulars arriving “within the coming week.”
It marks yet one more determine within the video games business expressing assist for Ukraine and condemning Russia’s actions. This week alone has seen Bungie pull sales of Future 2, Sony blocking access to its PlayStation retailer, and the likes of Take-Two, Ubisoft and Bloober Workforce removing their games from sale within the nation.
Rust and Garry’s Mod developer Garry Newman took a barely totally different route, massively hiking up the prices of the 2 video games to deflect opportunism from the crash of the ruble—promising to donate funds from Russia to Ukraine assist.
Ukraine’s deputy prime minister has been pleading with the industry to take a stand and revoke assist from Russia, together with blocking gross sales of video games, terminating esports occasions within the nation and urging firms like Riot to shut down their Russia workplaces.