Thanks to the statements of the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, we know that Ukraine wants to ban the sale of Atomic Heart. What is not entirely clear is why his maneuvers take place after his departure date. Deputy Minister Alex Bornyakov he concluded that it would be more effective to attack the game and its developer when the game was on everyone’s lips.
The same was in charge of sending an official statement to Sony, Microsoft and Valve so that the digital version of Atomic Heart is prohibited in Ukrainian territory. Picking up inside information from dev.ua, the desire of this Ukrainian authority is not limited to their territory, as they want everyone who is in favor of Ukraine in its current war conflict to show their contempt for the first game developed by Mundfish.
Ukraine wants to ban the sale of Atomic Heart for considering it a weapon in favor of the war started by Russia
Just as he asks to ban the game in his country, he also asks to limit its distribution in other countries due to the danger that this would entail. Echoing unsubstantiated claims by the media, It is feared that this game seeks to collect user data, sell this information to the unscrupulous Russian government and use part of the money raised to finance the war in favor of Russia.
Alex Bornyakov relies on the denunciation of many media by pointing out that Mundfish would be linked to the Russian state energy corporation Gazprom. Anatoliy Paliy worked with Gazprom before founding GEM Capital, an investment group that backed Mundfish in 2021. As well as this support, many others arose, such as that of Tencent or Microsoft, but the investment of GEM Capital is what worries the Ukrainian deputy minister.
Perhaps anticipating the inaction of Sony, Microsoft and Valve in the face of this more global request, Alex Bornyakov urged pro-Ukrainian citizens of the West to support the failure of Atomic Heart from his rostrum. This is due to the developer’s inability to condemn the war promoted by its country of origin. At the time, Mundfish limited himself to declaring that they despised any type of violence and that they were in favor of peace.