After Numerous Claims, G2A Admits to Something
Over the last couple of years, gaming reseller G2A came under fire when some developers claimed foul play. The gaming Key Reselling software company was accused by indie developers of stealing games. Meaning that they saw absolutely zero profit from their own games being sold.
As it turns out, they may have been onto something from the very start. Developer Wube Software accused G2A of selling illegal copies of their game ‘Factorio’. After a claim was filed, G2A admitted that they did sell 198 illegal copies of the game.
This is not news folks! They’ve been doing this for years! I remember buying Far Cry 4 from them, then suddenly Ubisoft banned me from playing cuz it was an apparent stolen copy…they’re 100% shady! #G2A #G2Agames #shadyhttps://t.co/HObIHvfHE0
— Chris Lemmon (@Lemmonhead92) May 21, 2020
Somewhat to G2A’s credit, they did agree to repay ten times the value of the resold keys to Developer Wube Software. Although it is important to note, G2A is only doing this after they came under fire in 2019.
Just One More Entry in G2A’s Trouble History
Last year they were accused by a few developers of selling stolen copies, at which point a blog post was made by G2A: “To assure honesty and transparency, we will ask a reputable and independent auditing company to make an unbiased examination of both sides — the developer’s store and G2A marketplace. The cost of the first three audits is on us, every next one will be split 50/50.”
However, this ten times the value deal was limited. And later in 2020, the deal will be discontinued and only full compensation will be offered.
Ultimately, when it comes to defamation claims and issues against G2A, it comes down to who you believe. Both sides have a vested interest in telling the truth, as well as stretching the truth a little bit.
Nonetheless, G2A is on thin ice with a lot of developers, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.