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The industry's response to the invasion of Ukraine | Podcast

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses Epic's acquisition of Bandcamp

On this week's podcast, we begin by discussing the varying responses from games companies of all sizes to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine -- with a particular focus on the many major firms who have halted all sales in the region.

We've since reported that these platform holders and publishers are turning their back on a $3.4 billion market -- a not insignificant move on their part -- but we also discuss the precedent the industry is setting with this show of support ahead of the next inevitable conflict.

If you haven't already, be sure to also read our interview with a Kyiv-based developer about his experience of living in a city under siege.

Elsewhere on the podcast, we ponder the implications of Epic's surprise acquisition of Bandcamp -- something we have explored in even further depth with music creators here.

You can listen via the player below, download the episode here, or subscribe to our feed, available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

Title music composed by Thomas Marchant. Episode mastered by Alix Attenborough.