> The death of George Floyd , which occurred due to a policeman from Minneapolis on May 25th, was an event that certainly shocked the whole world.
The movement Black Lives Matter , which also involved most international publishers and video game developers, has unfortunately also sparked a series of violent protests in various parts of America, forcing the population to review priorities regarding racism and racial discrimination.
Apparently, Rockstar Games has decided to take a further step forward, as a symbolic gesture to honor the memory of the African American killed during the arrest . The online sector of GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 will be deactivated for two hours, as announced by the developer via Twitter a few hours ago.
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
Black Lives Matter. To honor George Floyd’s legacy, on June 4th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET, we will stop accessing our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.
From 20 to 22 today, Italian time , players will therefore not be able to play connected to the network, in the form of respect for the man who disappeared only a few days ago.
A choice, that of Rockstar Games , which will certainly not go unnoticed, in a particularly tense and important historical moment, that the United States (and perhaps the whole world) does not they will forget so easily.
We also remember that GTA 5 has done little break every record, exceeding 130 million copies, while also Red Dead Redemption 2 has established itself as an absolute success for Take-Two.
Source: Twitter | Via: IGN USA