In the width of CD Projekt, Bloober Team, Electronic Arts and its future owner Microsoft, Activision Blizzard also announced the suspension of sales of its games and purchases at stake in Russian territory, to make its support for the Ukrainian people.
With 9,800 employees worldwide, the Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush publisher adds that the security of its employees is the management priority. “We do our utmost to help employees, and their families, who are directly affected by this tragedy_”, can be read in the communiqué of Daniel Alegre, President and Director of Operations.
With its 7.6 billion euros in turnover in 2021, Activision Blizzard also joins the many companies that have carried out a financial donation to humanitarian organizations since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by the forces of Vladimir Putin. In fact, management will double the total donations made by its employees and had collected $ 300,000 by this plea on Friday.
At the same time, the Nintendo Eshop has become inaccessible in Russia since Friday. Contrary to what one might think, however, it is not a sanction: Nintendo talks about temporary maintenance caused by a problem with its provider. “In the fact that the payment service used in Nintendo Eshop has suspended the processing of rubles, the Nintendo Eshop in Russia is temporarily placed in maintenance“, can we read on the Nintendo Russia website.