It's easy for a troll to scream "make a stand" but in the real world we have something called contracts, and in the real world we have something called laws. China makes its own laws, and the law is if you want to do business in China you need to do whatever the hell the chinese government wants you to. If you don't then China just revokes your right to do business there.
"Make a stand" really means "abandon the chinese market", just so you know what you're actually talking about that is.
Yes, LAWS. Law it's something that only works for said country so I fail to see how China PR laws and wishes should apply to me.
Next thing what? Ban Sleeping Dogs cause it's banned in Germany and Germany is a big market? Release Witcher 2 censored WW as in GER and AUS?
If China PR's terms for GOG to operate in China PR are ban and censor games wordlwide then GOG should take a stand and refuse to enter chinese market. (Or drop Rest of World market)
Besides I don't see how old singleplayer western games can make a bank in a country, dominated by chinese history MMOs.
Especially one that habitually and routinely pirates literally everyone else's intellectual property then engages in blatantly false lawsuits solely as a method of further harassment. There is no CCP law worthy of the title.
So what? We just stand there and let the chinese giverment silence who ever they want? To push down and bully who ever they please!?
They invade Hong Kong, and we just SHUT UP and take it to make china money!
I was raised in a FREE world where we fight for our rights! Where we fight for our freedom to speak! China no mater what reasom has no right to push on its censorship.
Call me a troll if you want, but i am a troll who will not just kneel down and let the CCP tell me what to say or do!
Better off a free troll and a oppressed man.
Would you be saying the same thing when your annual income dependent on it? As well as hundreds of your employees?
I would never be foolish enough to place my future livelyhood at the mercy of the CCP. I'm not an idiot who'd screw them no matter what like that.
By the way. You may think these examples Mike has come up with are exaggerations.
No, these are all things the communist ursupers have previously demanded other developers and publishers do. The problem with paying the danegeld, is you never get rid of the extortionist. You just robbed blind until you're no longer useful to them and killed.
Capitulating to the CCP, even once places CD Projekt and it's subsidiary gog.com at direct risk of destruction at CCP hands. All your employees, all your intellectual properties, everything you have could and most likely will be stolen by them.
I implore upon you CD Projekt to make the right choice, the smart choice. Keep faith with the people who've backed you thick and thin. Not those who approach you with demands you should never agree to that result only in your inevitable destruction at CCP hands.