Rockstar will temporarily shut down GTA Online and Red Dead Online's servers for #BLM
What you need to know
- Rockstar Games is shutting down the servers for GTA Online and Red Dead Online from 2:00 p.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET today.
- The move is intended as a sign of solidarity with Black Lives Matter, honoring the death of George Floyd.
- Several reccent gaming events have been pushed back as a result of the ongoing protests.
Rockstar Games has announced that it is taking down the servers for both GTA Online and Red Dead Online until 4:00 p.m. ET. This move meant to show support for Black Lives Matter and to honor the memory of George Floyd.
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.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, 2020June 4, 2020
Many different gaming events have been pushed back as a result of the ongoing protests. One such event was Sony's The Future of Gaming, a showcase meant for today that would've focused on PS5 games.
GTA Online is part of Grand Theft Auto V, a game that has crossed 130 million copies sold as of earlier this year. Meanwhile, Red Dead Redemption 2 has attained over 31 million copies sold.
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