We are truly in some sensitive times, and the video game world recognizes that.
As protests continue to happen across the United States and the rest of the world, video game companies are either making the correct decision to announce they are standing in solidarity with Black protestors by pushing back announcements, events, and now… game updates.
Call of Duty announced on Twitter that “now is not the time” for it to release seasonal updates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Call of Duty: Mobile.
“While we all look forward to playing the new season of Modern Warfare, Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile, now is not the time.”
“We are moving the launches of Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 to later dates.”
“Right now, it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice, and change to be seen and heard.”
“We stand alongside you.”
Activision wasn’t alone either. PlayStation and EA Sports both announced they were pushing back reveal events. Naughty Dog even released a statement in support of #BlackLiveMatters as well.
Of course, the news of Season 4’s postponement was met with positive reactions, BUT some feel a video game update is more important than Black people demanding justice and voiced their “disappointment” in Call of Duty’s decision.
You can peep all of the reactions to Call of Duty’s great decision in the gallery below.
Photo: Activision / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
HHW Gaming: ‘Call of Duty’ Indefinitely Postpones Season Updates Out of Respect For Protests was originally published on hiphopwired.com
''All the incels crying.'' pic.twitter.com/OviQOebNaX— Pol_Incor_Gamer 🇱🇻 (@The_P_I_G) June 2, 2020
Yes racism is a problem that unfortunately still occurs across the globe . However I don’t think The racist problems should have anything to do with a game at all. Absolutely ridiculous and off topic. I’ve seen all of the bad events on the news but was excited for the update:(— Nathan (@Nathan08379879) June 2, 2020
“Bro I’m black and I want you to put out season 4” pic.twitter.com/HiafcBCBb7— 𝒜𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓈𝑜𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓁 🚶🏾♂️ (@MbkQuinn) June 2, 2020
I don’t see how pushing back content for games helps racial problems in America— The Captain (@CPT_Blargington) June 2, 2020
100% behind this.— h o l l o w 🦁 (@HollowPoiint) June 2, 2020
Thank you guys.