Companies across the video game industry have come out in full support of the protests and Black Lives Matter.
Soon after this death, protesters took to cities across the country calling for an end to racism and police brutality against Black Americans.
“To honor the legacy of George Floyd and in observance of his memorial service, today from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, our labels, Rockstar Games, 2K and Social Point, will be shutting down access to their online games, Grand Theft Auto Online, Red Dead Online, NBA 2K, Dragon City and Monster Legends,” said Alan Lewis, vice president of corporate communications for Take-Two.
The game developer will turn off services between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT today to “honor the legacy of George Floyd” and support Black Lives Matter’s fight against racial injustice.
Take-Two Interactive Software shut down access to Grand Theft Auto Online, Red Dead Online, and several other games Thursday to support Black Lives Matter and demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd.