Now’s not the time for games
Taking to Twitter to share the announcement, the franchise’s ‘Modern Wafare Season 4,’ ‘Warzone’, and ‘Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7,’ have since been moved because ‘now is not the time’.
‘Right now it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard. We stand alongside you’
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 2, 2020
Activision’s decision doesn’t come without precedence, as Sony’s PlayStation 5 has also been pushed back in light of the violent protests plaguing the country.
‘While we understand gamers worldwide are excited… we do not feel taat right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.’
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
ICYDK, the ongoing #BLM protests in America were incited by the death of African-American George Floyd, who was brutally killed for alleged forgery by a police officer.
US President Donald Trump has since threatened with military force if the riots and lootings combatted by police brutality continue.