August 12, 2019 Only 19 developers have signed up for G2A’s key-blocking initiative.
Last month, game key marketplace G2A offered a possible solution to concerns people have raised about key reselling on the site. The solution put forward is a tool that will let developers block keys, stopping them from being sold on the platform. It wanted at least 100 developers to sign up to the proposal “within a month” before making the tool, but we’re on the eve of the deadline and only a fraction of that number have signed on. 19 developers have taken up G2A on its offer. The full list on company’s website includes Beer Money Games, Bossa Studios, CCP, Crimson Leaf LLC, Deep Silver, Dirty Beast Games, Dynart, Electrocosmos, Farom Studio, Fox Byte Games, Hound Picked Games, MetalBear, Modoka Studios Entertainment, Moonlight Mouse, NYAARGH, SimaGames, Squidpunch Studios, Tate Mutimedia, and Troglobytes Games. G2A says it’s “extending the deadline to the end of August 2019.” In a slightly softer version of the reasoning for the deadline it offered last month, the company says “Creating such a tool is going to be time-consuming and expensive for us. This is why it would be great if at least 100 developers signed up – we just want to make sure that our key blocker is going to be used by many.”