EA is calling off the EA Play Live amid protests.
Electronic Arts has announced that the EA Play Live showcase, originally scheduled for June 11, 2020, has been delayed until June 18, 2020, at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET.
EA announced the decision with a message stating “with the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we’re moving our time to come together in play.”
— Electronic Arts (@EA) June 5, 2020
EA Play Live is far from the only event being delayed as a response to global protests following the death of George Floyd.
Call of Duty delayed an update to Modern Warfare, Fortnite delayed the debut of Chapter 2’s Season 3, the Cyberpunk 2077 news broadcast was pushed back two weeks, and Sony even delayed the PS5 game reveal event.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 2, 2020
Along with delaying events, other game developers have supported the worldwide protests. This includes Rockstar, who shut down GTA V and Red Dead Online servers during George Floyd’s memorial and Call of Duty committing to the ban of racist usernames.
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Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) June 4, 2020
There has been no confirmation of what games will be featured at EA Play Live, but the company has promised a showcase of “games through live broadcast, community content, and more.”
Are you looking forward to EA Play Live? What games or reveals do you hope to see? Let us know below! PS: Please be respectful.