Epic Games has deferred Fortnite’s next in-game live event and the beginning of the game’s next season because of across the board shock over the demise of George Floyd and continuous police brutality in response to protests around the nation.
The in-game live occasion, titled “The Device,” will presently happen on June fifteenth. The following season, called Chapter 2 Season 3, will start on June seventeenth.
“We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing,” Epic said in a blog entry. “We believe in equality and justice, diversity and inclusion, and that these fundamentals are above politics.
The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.”
This is the third deferral for the beginning of the new season. The main postponement was reported in April, and the second was declared a week ago. This is the second postponement for The Device occasion, which was deferred just because a week ago.
Numerous other arranged tech and gaming occasions have been deferred or delayed due to the protests. Sony delayed a PS5 occasion made arrangements for June fourth.
EA delayed the declaration of Madden 21. What’s more, Google deferred an uncovering of new highlights coming in Android 11 that had been booked for now.