EA Live Play And Steam Game Festival Have Been Postponed
EA Live Play will be held one week later on June 18
Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that EA Live Play 2020 is being postponed. The move is in respect of the ongoing protests against racial injustice all across the United States. Electronic Arts (EA) shared the announcement about the delay of the digital event through its official Twitter account over the weekend. EA Live Play, which was originally set to take place on June 11, will now be held one week later on June 18.
In its statement, EA tweeted that “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”.
Moreover, apart from postponing the event, the company also donated USD 1 million to fight racial injustice. In addition, the company also stated that it will double match any funds employees donate to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, as well as any other local organizations through the company’s YourCause program during the month of June.
Meanwhile, Valve’s upcoming digital Steam Game Festival has also been postponed from June 9 to June 16. Valve promises time-limited demos or “short playable experiences” from upcoming games. In addition, Valve also offers a chance to connect with participating developers of those games. The event will now take place from June 16 till June 22. The announcement was made through the event website. For now, the company has not stated the reason behind the postponement. It is not clear if the move is in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Other companies like Square Enix, Humble Bundle, Naughty Dog, Activision, and more have also come together to raise their voice against the racial injustice.