G2A haven’t had a good time recently, and they still apparently have a problem with dodgy game key resales, to the point where developers like Mike Rowe have suggested that it would be better to pirate games instead.
The site thinks it has a way to sort the problem, as they’re proposing a tool that would let verified developers block certain game keys from sale. They’d just have to paste the keys into a control panel to remove them from sale. In theory, this would prevent resellers from selling keys they may have gathered in a stranger way.
The company has said that this tool will be “time-consuming and expensive,” and asked for 100 developers to register their interest in the tool by August 15th for it to be feasible.
This tool is unlikely to fix a lot of the underlying problems with G2A, though. As G2A has promised to crack down on resales using stolen payment cards and chargebacks, this tool wouldn’t stop it. The company also won’t let developers block entire games from resale, having claimed that “both sides have valid points” in that debate.