Amid continuous protests in the United States against violence and racial discrimination, Blackout Tuesday was declared yesterday, which seeks to support the black community. The demonstrations continue and there are not only people of any color supporting them, but also companies in the world of electronic entertainment. As a gesture of solidarity, IGN has now confirmed that the Summer of Gaming event is now delayed to a few days.
Summer of Gaming, one of the events that appeared as an alternative to E3 2020, was going to start on June 4, but recently IGN, organizer of the event, revealed that the inauguration will take place until June 8 “out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change across the United States and the world.” Thus, the scheduled event will be slightly modified.
As per the statement given by the company, IGN is committed to long-term change and revealed some ways in which it supports a fight for justice. “IGN will be driving donations to support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, an organization that supports legal action and long-term change, including on our daily live news show NG+,” the company said in an official statement.
Aside from condemning racism, IGN reported that its sister company, Humble Bundle, announced a $1 million fund intended to help publish games by Black developers.
We encourage our followers to take a stand and donate to @NAACP_LDF, a legal organization dedicated to fighting for racial justice and long-term sustainable change. Follow the link above or our link in bio to donate. pic.twitter.com/ov4rYOZZA8
— IGN (@IGN) June 2, 2020
These days there have been many video game companies that have ratified their support for the black community worldwide and have condemned racism. In addition, there have been many companies that have delayed their events or broadcasts, such as Sony with the presentation of games for the PlayStation 5, Activision with the beginning of the seasons of Call of Duty, Electronic Arts with the revelation of Madden NFL 21 and CD Projekt RED with the presentation focused on Cyberpunk 2077.