Read OP, please.
There are some points that should be cleared about pre-orders, game pass availability of the game. If something changes it is common sense to make statement explaining situation.
GW position was stated on March, the 16th while game was availible for 2 weeks for the pre-order in Russia since June, the 1st. Fatshark is self-publishing company so it was their own desicion. Some explaining should happen. Also as you mentioned V1 and V2 are still availible for the purchase - smth doesn’t add up.
Guys, please, keep this clear. It’s not about sharing feelings on opinions, we need solid answers. And I don’t think that “vpn”(advise for the sake of advising) would do anything with pre-purchases/regional limitations that occurred or vermintide withdrawal.
So let’s just be patient and wait before someone from Fatshark joins the conversation. Thank you.
Sorry for necro-posting, but there’s one more thing that needs clarification.
From what I’ve heard, I understand that the game will use dedicated servers. And since supporting servers should be Fatshark responsibility, not Games Workshop one, here is the question to Fatshark: will Russian players be able to connect to EU region servers, assuming our pre-orders remain honoured? I mean, Games Workshop said nothing about blocking Russian networks, so I think there is no need to ban us, unless there is a direct demand of EU or Sweden government ofc, which i believe is not the case.
List of what is still avaiable for purchase:
Vermintide 1& 2,
Necromunda: Underhive Wars,
Necromunda: Hired Gun,
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 1&2,
Inquisitor - Martyr,
Space Hulk: Deathwing,
… and so on.
Blocked games in RU region include:
Total War: Warhammer series,
Space Marine (Relic’s).
Dawn of War series
… and so on.
Feels like very selective policy by GW, not enforced universally.
I guess there are different types of developers or games Some are under more scrutiny by their overlords (GW). But then again, why Vermintides are available, they should be locked too…
I am pretty sure that the statements can easily change depending on further escalation and if Russia uses nuclear warfare as “preemptive strike” because of their lies about a dirty bomb being made in Ukraine, then it should be guaranteed that every game will be blocked.
seems like only new releases are affected. already published games are not, wich would mean that all the games who got pulled out are weren’t pulled by GW but rather their publisher or Devs respectively
They should either block it all or don’t block it at all. Also not being able to play Chaos gate demon hunters must really suck that game is a 10/10 then again they can batten down the hatches if you catch my drift.
…Talking points from mass media aside, we’re speaking about strange business decisions here, which just limits the profit and anti-capitalist in nature.
When Europe (and the world) is getting through economic (energy) crisis, why would anyone want to limit the income especially if the goods are digital (infinite), take no additional cost to produce&deliver.
There’s still trade going on, despite sanctions, between EU and Russia. The pipelined gas is still flowing through Ukraine & Turkey.
While coal imports from Russia have stopped and gas imports have decreased dramatically, the EU continues to import crude oil, oil products, LNG and pipelined gas worth approximately EUR 260 million per day.
LNG imports from Russia are rising
Although Russian LNG has accounted for just 8% of the European Union and U.K.’s gas imports since the start of March, the trade runs counter to the EU’s efforts to deprive Russia of fossil-fuel revenue.