Ukrainian portal AIN.UA reports that mobile game developer and publisher Playrix will no longer work in Russia and Belarus, citing a letter from the founders to company employees.

Playrix announced the closure of all Russian and Belarusian offices. The company offered local employees to relocate to other countries.

Side note: Azur Games sells Russian and Belarusian assets.

The company no longer conducts commercial activities in Russia and Belarus. The studio opened offices in other countries and began to relocate employees. Since the war in Ukraine started, there have been many changes in the company, and today, a new round of escalation has begun. The publisher is closing all offices in these countries, ceasing all operational activities and relocating employees from Russia and Belarus to other countries.

Igor and Dmitry Bukhman, founders of Playrix
Gardenscapes by Playrix

In a letter, the founders of Playrix noted that they had not conducted commercial activities in Russia and Belarus for a long time, and today they are also terminating operational activities. The reason for this decision is the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Today the company is valued at $16 billion and has annual revenues of $2.7 billion, making it the fourth-largest publisher of mobile games in the world. The company has 1,500 employees from Russia, and according to analytics platform AppAnnie, the Russian market was the second largest installer after the United States — 15% of total downloads.

Playrix has not yet officially commented on the situation.