G2A, a website that sells game keys, has once again caused outrage from developers, who are less than happy that their games are part of the website’s catalogue.
G2A drawing ire from developers isn’t anything new as the website has previously clashed with TinyBuild and Gearbox. Most of the complaints surfaced due to the website insisting on hosting keys from unknown sources.
Now, developers have once again stated that they would rather prefer gamers pirate their games than actually buy them from G2A.
The first to comment on this was Publisher Mike Rose, who tweeted that they make zero money from their games if people purchase them through ads.
In the latest episode of Fuck G2A:
G2A has taken out sponsored ads on Google, which mean that when you search for our games, you get G2A popping up above our own links — and we make zero money on our games if people buy through the ads.
And when you try to turn their ads off… pic.twitter.com/hSiIkaOLle
— Mike Rose (@RaveofRavendale) June 29, 2019
It didn’t take long for others to voice their unhappiness with the website. With developers Squid Games and Vlambeer quickly voicing the same opinion on the matter.
Please torrent our games instead of buying them on G2A https://t.co/gktACBP1KZ
— RageSquid (@RageSquid) June 29, 2019
If you can’t afford or don’t want to buy our games full-price, please pirate them rather than buying them from a key reseller. These sites cost us so much potential dev time in customer service, investigating fake key requests, figuring out credit card chargebacks, and more. https://t.co/25NWxrj8f8
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) June 30, 2019
G2A has previously stated that they will work to improve their offerings and take developer criticisms to heart but, in the words of Paul Kilduff-Taylor from Mode7 Games, “Nothing has changed”.