In an unsurprising move based on past interactions, The publishers of the game SCUM, Devolver Digital have continued their practice of disallowing and actively cancelling keys purchased on the so called grey market.
The grey market being sites such as Kinguin and G2A, referred to as such simply because it is often unclear where the keys originated, and where the proceeds for the purchase go.
The move is hardly surprising as back in 2014, Devolver hit out publicly at G2A.com in a tweet:
Devolver Digital games purchased on @G2A_com are not legitimate, not guaranteed, and not supported. We are actively canceling those keys.— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) May 14, 2014
@g2a_com We've received lots of complaints about users not receiving keys from your service and you use our name on the purchase page.— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) May 14, 2014
The publisher has even gone so far as to create an "Approved Vendors" list on their website, and posted a screenshot on Twitter explicitly naming and shaming Kinguin and G2A:
Since we just got an angry email from someone that bought SCUM from a sketchy site, here is a list of approved (and unapproved vendors) where our games are available: https://t.co/priahjffM7 pic.twitter.com/U2l7wZkrMs— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) September 11, 2018