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Gearbox exits partnership with G2A after demands go unmet

Last week, Gearbox announced a partnership with G2A, bringing Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition to the key marketplace in an official capacity. This caused plenty of outcry and after seeking the help of YouTuber ‘TotalBiscuit’, Gearbox instead decided to give G2A a list of demands to better protect customers and developers from stolen key sales. Unfortunately, it looks like the G2A wasn’t up to the task, so Gearbox is now walking from its deal.

In a statement, Gearbox explained that since G2A has failed to cooperate, the company will be executing the option in its contract to walk away from the deal.

“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.”

At the time of writing, Bulletstorm appears to no longer be available through G2A.

KitGuru Says: G2A has made some steps to appear more legitimate over the last year or so but it seems that the key store has shown its true colours with this. Either way, at least Gearbox tried to help improve the situation. 

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