Gearbox’s publishing arm is ending its relationship with key reseller G2A, after the company failed to meet their demands and change business practices. The two were to partner around the release of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition.
“As there has been no public movement from G2A by the time Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition launched now on PC,” said Gearbox’s head of publishing Steve Gibson in a statement. “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.”
Public outcry prompted Gearbox to reassess their partnership with G2A. The key reseller has in the past been accused of fraud, acquiring $450,000 worth of keys from stolen credit cards – meaning developers never received payment for their product.
G2A issued the following response to Polygon: “We are in the process of talking with Gearbox, and will get back to you with an official statement after the weekend.”
We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.