update from Electronic Arts
announces the company will cease selling games,
content, and virtual currency in Russia and Belarus:
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. 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.
We have made the decision to stop sales of our games and content, including
virtual currency bundles, in Russia and Belarus while this conflict continues.
As a result, our games and content will no longer be available for purchase in
our Russian region storefront on Origin or the EA app, including through in-game
stores. We are also working with our platform partners to remove our titles from
their stores and stop the sale of new in-game content in the region.
As this deeply troubling situation evolves, we’re continually reviewing the
steps we can take. In addition to changes to our EA SPORTS FIFA and NHL games,
we are actively evaluating other areas of our games and operations, and will
update with any further actions.