Activision Blizzard halts games in Russia.
The Russian version of World of Warcraft has been out for less than a month, and already Activision Blizzard has halted the game in that country.
The official reasons are as follows: – “The company is currently holding consultations with all relevant departments of the Russian Government and the local business community to understand better the concerns and issues being raised.” “Activision understands that it needs to be both in a position to serve its businesses’ ongoing operations and continue to provide quality content to players in Russia.
What is Activision Blizzard doing?
It is halting its operations in Russia. The reason for that is the same as listed above. The company is currently holding consultations with all relevant departments of the Russian Government and the local business community to understand better the concerns and issues being raised. Once the company has something to report, it will let the public know.
Is this a sign that World of Warcraft will eventually be removed from store shelves in Russia?
No, not at all. While there is some speculation in the media that this is a sign that the game is coming to an end, this is not the case. World of Warcraft will remain on store shelves in Russia for years to come. While the game might be ending in the country, it still won’t be for a while.
More details to come concerning the Russian situation.
The Russian office of World of Warcraft, known as Molten Front, will be shut down in a few months. The game will still be available to play there, but it won’t receive new content and won’t have adult content. The rest of the world will still be able to play the game, but it will be limited to kids under 18. After the Molten Front came under fire from local community members and the Russian Government, the decision was made.
Are you a Russian gamer who plans on buying World of Warcraft?
Be advised that you need to do so from an authorized retailer if you plan to buy World of Warcraft. The only trusted stores in Russia are chain stores, and they exclusively sell World of Warcraft. There are no independent retailers that sell WoW in Russia. If you want to buy a game from a small shop, you can try to go to a physical store, but most of them won’t have the fun and will charge you a fortune.