Gearbox starts their “extraction process” from G2A

Gearbox demands major changes from G2A

Gearbox starts their “extraction process” from G2A

 
Gearbox starts their “extraction process” from G2A, after the company failed to respond to their demands for the store to abandon some of their shady business practices. At this time, Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition is still available to purchase from the storefront, though this will likely change over the next few days or weeks. 
 
Even with Gearbox’s “extraction” from G2A, it is likely that game keys will make their way to the platform officially, given the store’s notoriety when it comes to the sale of stolen or fraudulent game keys. 
 
Steve Gibson, the Publishing Chief at Gearbox has released the following statement, saying that Gearbox does not want to directly support a marketplace that will not commit to protecting consumers or developers.  

 

     As there has been no public movement from G2A by the time Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition launched now on PC, Gearbox Publishing will be doing their part to not directly support a marketplace that did not make the new public commitment to protecting customers and developers requested by Gearbox Publishing,

We do not control G2A’s marketplace or where they may obtain keys from parties outside of Gearbox Publishing, but we can confirm that today we have begun executing on our extraction process.

 

Gearbox demands major changes from G2A

 

At this time it is unknown how G2A will respond to this, as this is the first publisher to publically snub the storefront. In the longer term, G2A may give into Gearbox’ demands though right now it looks like the G2A are unwilling to fully legitimise their business or even confirm that they are willing to take action against the thieves that are generating profit for the company.

 

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