Ukraine calls on PlayStation and Xbox to boycott Russian market

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov has called for play station and Xbox to do more in response to the crisis in Russia and Ukraine.

In an open letter published on Twitter, Fedorov called on all game companies and esports organizations to help. He says: “You are certainly aware of what is happening in Ukraine right now. Russia is not declaring war on Ukraine, but on the entire civilized world. If you support human values, you should live in the Russian market!”

Ukraine calls for boycott of Russian PlayStation and Xbox markets

In the open letter, Federov continued to explain the damage done during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, invoking the limitation of technology in the region as a way to

“The Russian Federation has carried out a deceptive and disproportionate military attack on my country. Imagine, in 2022, cruise missiles attack residential areas, kindergartens and hospitals in the heart of Europe.

“The armed forces and civilians defend Ukraine to the end! The whole world repels the aggressor by imposing sanctions – the enemy must suffer significant losses.”

Fedorov also says the best way to punish Russia in 2022 is to reduce their access to “modern technologies.” He believes that all accounts in Russia and Belarus should be temporarily suspended and the participation of Russian and Belarus teams in international esports events should be banned. Events in these regions should also not take place, according to Fedorov.

In his closing statement, the deputy prime minister said Ukraine is “certain that such actions will motivate the citizens of Russia to proactively end the shameful military aggression.”

Action from publishers is expected soon. Tom Henderson, a renowned leaker, believes EA plans to remove Russia from FIFA and NHL. A new email from the company discussed how EA might respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The next biggest release in the industry, Gran Turismo 7, has yet to be released in Russia. However, Sony has pulled some of its films out of the country in the past week.

In other news, check out our review of Gran Turismo 7. In the meantime, find out what’s new in Elden Ring’s latest patch.