Yet another big name in gaming has delayed a big event in response to the growing unrest and protests in the USA following the murder of George Floyd.
As more and more business and brand accounts take to social media to throw their support behind the Black Lives Matter movement that is protesting across the country, the upcoming Call of Duty new season release has been pushed back.
The official Call of Duty Twitter account sent out the following tweet:
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 2, 2020
While fans were obviously disappointed, this is not the only gaming-related push back we’ve seen. Yesterday, Sony also tweeted out to say that they were postponing their State of Play event that was scheduled to take place this week, and EA announced their NFL Madden 21 announcement.
We’ve also seen a number of tweets from gaming companies supporting the protests.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
Xbox stands together with our fans, creators, colleagues, friends, and the entire African American & Black Community against systemic racism and injustice.
We are proud to join with @Microsoft in amplifying Black and African American voices. https://t.co/sHrXqf454y
— Xbox (@Xbox) June 1, 2020
An official statement from EA SPORTS pic.twitter.com/MKdgJjvKJB
— Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) May 31, 2020
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) June 1, 2020
In these uncertain and trying times, it’s good to see these companies using their platforms and audiences for something positive.