Key reseller G2A's proposed key blocking tool hasn't proven all that popular among developers. Only 19 studios expressed their interest in using it with three days left before the first deadline.
G2A had previously stated that it would cover all the costs of development for a key blocking tool as long as at least 100 developers signed up to use it.
G2A Key Blocking Tool
As reported by website gamesindustry.biz, these are the 19 developers that expressed their interest in a key blocking tool: Beer Money Games, Bossa Studios, CCP Games, Crimson Leaf, 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.
The idea of a key blocking tool was proposed by G2A after it landed in hot water when Descenders and Factorio developers spoke out against the reseller, the latter calling it "worse than piracy".
After a series of attempts to clarify their stance and blunders, including asking press outlets to post a "non-biased" article written by G2A without marking it as such, the reseller went ahead and said it would fund the development of a key blocker tool, provided enough interest was shown.
The deadline for signing up has now been extended until the end of the month and the company will be present at this year's Gamescom to discuss its plans with the studios.