Since a good week there has been in the Ukraine officially the war condition: Russia’s troops are invaded to the land, the population flees from destruction by tanks and soldiers. The NATO and many nations try to stay with all available means to stop Putin’s advance without weapons.
NATO already imposed some economic sanctions , but also in Ukraine, one tries to exert economic pressure on Russia to stop Putin’s behavior. Mykhailo Fedorov . Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, sees a chance in the entertainment industry and the digital media.
An open letter to all game developers
After he had already turned on Twitter to Mark Zuckerberg with regard to Facebook and Instagram as well as to Apple and Google, the Deputy Prime Minister now wrote Playstation and Xbox . He concrete that in the companies behind it, what happens in Ukraine currently in Ukraine and therefore asked you to set the sale immediately **.
Attached to the Tweet Fedorov also published an open letter in which he turned to all game developers and platforms for eSports. He is firmly convinced that Russia must meet where it hurts the most: in modern technologies. Of course, this also includes the video game industry.
_ “The armed troops and citizens defend the Ukraine to the end. The whole world depends on the attacker by imposing sanctions – the opponent must suffer significant losses. But we need your support – in 2022 modern technologies may be the best answer against tanks, rocket launchers and missiles. “_
_ “I’m sure you will […] do everything to protect Ukraine and Europe as well as ultimately the entire democratic world of these damned authoritarian raid – and I therefore appeal to you, all Russian and Belarussian accounts Temporarily blocking, temporarily blocking the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and players at all international eSports events and cancel all international events that take place in Russia or Belarus. “_
As it looks, Fedorov hopes that these measures show effect within Russia and instigate the Russian people to stop Putin’s morses of war: _ “We are sure that such actions will motivate the citizens of Russia to proactively stop this critical military raid. _
Many of the Ukrainian developer studios had already reported to the social media before Fedorov’s letter and condemn the war attributed by Putin. There were no opinion from Sony and Microsoft **, even on a request from Eurogamer, whether you want to distribute Gran Turismo 7 despite the current situation in Russia, you did not get an answer. It remains to be seen if and how the addressed companies respond to the letter and state of war.
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