While Americans are currently protesting in major cities across the United States for change against the poor treatment of African Americans done by law enforcement, video game studios and publishers are also enacting their own forms of protest by giving people the spotlight as they postpone upcoming events scheduled to take place this month. This time, Polish developer CD Projekt Red has made its efforts to support those protesting.
Initially, the development team organized a ‘Night City Wire’, presumably a showcase of sorts, to reveal new details for the September-slated Cyberpunk 2077. But due to the circumstances at hand for civil liberties on American soil, the studio has decided to postpone June 11th show for June 25 later this month.
Alongside the Warsaw-based developer, we have also witnessed teams elsewhere participate in the efforts of Black Americans being opposed in U.S. cities. This Sunday, EA Sports went out to make a statement and postponed its presentation for Madden NFL 21 with not framed date for followers to anticipate when the showcase will take place.
Even more, Call of Duty publisher Activision also withheld the commencement for content seasons for two of its games. Tencent Games’ Mobile title is awaiting to release Season 7 for its online lobbies while Infinity Ward’s first-person shooter is also in queue to ship Season 4 for the Modern Warfare light reboot as well.
The most surprising of announcements comes from Sony Interactive Entertainment as the firm tells that the hour-long presentation to show off the PlayStation 5 and its lineup of next-generation titles will be postponed to support the ongoing protests. With the console generation on the horizon for the later segment of 2020, it took many off-guard that the firm would hold off on sharing the new hardware seeing how little is already known.
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Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on September 17, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia.