Activision delays Call of Duty content amid US protests

first_imgActivision delays Call of Duty content amid US protests”Now is not the time”James BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 2nd June 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleActivision BlizzardActivision Blizzard has pushed back plans for upcoming in-game events in three Call of Duty titles out of respect for the protests currently being held across America.In a statement via Twitter, the publisher announced it will move the launch dates for season four of 2019’s Modern Warfare, season seven of Call of Duty: Mobile, and the next season of Call of Duty: Warzone “to later dates.””While we all look forward to playing the new seasons… now is not the time,” the company wrote.”Right now it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard. We stand alongside you.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The statement was made in the midst of ongoing protests, riots and police brutality over the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed while in police custody.Many other games companies continue to show their support with public statements and donation to relevant charities.Electronic Arts revealed it was postponing the planned announcement of the next Madden game, while Sony has delayed this week’s PlayStation 5 reveal event.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision Blizzard wins patent lawsuit after nine yearsThe judge ruled that the patents were “not inventions” of Worlds Incorporated, which was suing for infringementBy Marie Dealessandri 5 days agoCall of Duty, King push Activision Blizzard to record Q1 revenuesPublisher’s revenues jump 27% to $2.28 billion as Call of Duty Mobile’s Chinese debut helps drive Activision division sales up 72% year-over-yearBy Brendan Sinclair 7 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more