The situation in Ukraine is common knowledge, but the video game industry has been calling for an eerie silence since Russia decided to invade the neighboring country. Many may argue that the arenas of geopolitics or social conflict are unresolved in the gaming world, but why then have so many companies pulled their hair out supporting movements like Me Too or Black Lives? Matter? Could it possibly not hurt sales in a territory and therefore was practical?
Whatever the reason for the silence, fortunately, some companies have decided to take a strong stand, such as CD Projekt Red, whose headquarters are very close to the conflict zone, and who have decided to donate the figure of 242,000 dollars. to Polish Humanitarian Action, a humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Ukrainians who have had to leave their homeland.
CD Projekt Red, one of the fewest
The recent invasion of Ukraine, our friends and neighbors, shocked and outraged us.
In solidarity with all the victims of this act of aggression, the CD PROJEKT group has decided to support the humanitarian aid efforts by donating PLN 1 million to the @PAH_org(1/2)
– CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 25, 2022
The organization said it would use the money to provide immediate aid and support to all Ukrainians in need as a result of Russian aggression. According to website of Polish humanitarian action, the organization has already collected more than 1,336,000 dollars for this cause.
The developers of The Witcher saga and Cyberpunk 2077 are also looking to raise awareness among gamers and other developers so that more industry participants join this fight from their own place, which stalker developers They had already mentioned it last week.