Multiple game companies have tweeted in support of #BlackLivesMatter amid growing protests and unrest in the U.S. Sony, Naughty Dog, EA, and more have stated their support of those protesting inequality following the death of George Floyd, as demonstrations have now spread to other parts of the world such as the U.K. and New Zealand.
Naughty Dog tweeted that the studio hoped “to see the beginning of lasting change for POC (people of color) in America,” with VP Neil Druckmann later noting how PlayStation was matching donations made by the company.
— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) June 1, 2020
Bethesda also tweeted its support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, tweeting the company stands “united with Black communities to listen and speak up against inequity, oppression, and racism.”
— Bethesda (@bethesda) June 1, 2020
Sony posted a similar message, with the company also tweeting out ways in which to donate to the cause.
“Right now, we want to use our platform to spread information & support,” Sony added. “Please send links, resources, or other helpful information our way, and we’ll share them. When we all know more, we can do more.”
— Sony (@Sony) May 31, 2020
Xbox and Microsoft also tweeted their support, saying they “stand against systemic racism and injustice.”
Xbox stands together with our fans, creators, colleagues, friends, and the entire African American & Black Community against systemic racism and injustice.
— Xbox (@Xbox) June 1, 2020
Protests have erupted into riots following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Riot police have been dispatched in several U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. The resulting chaos, and Donald Trump stoking the fires of the civil unrest by referring to the protestors as “thugs,” resulted in the president being taken to an underground bunker beneath the White House on Friday.