Last week, Epic Games announced that the Season 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale was delayed as a measure of solidarity with the global protests against racism. The community of Battle Royale took this news in a good way; however, many consider that the company lost the opportunity of doing a good action with this delay.
As you well know, Fortnite: Battle Royale it is a game with millions of players monthly, and has been used as a platform of advertising. This means that Epic Games has in its hands one of the multimedia products more popular and profitable.
Users of the subreddit of Fortnite: Battle Royale consider that, precisely because of the above, Epic Games let the opportunity pass to take advantage of their game for a good cause. In a theme, the players pointed out that Epic Games had launched the season on the date originally planned and donate a percentage to a cause that you fight for what you are looking for the movement Black Lives Matter.
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This message reached the ears of popular content creators Fortnitewho followed the message and noted that it would have been a good gesture on the part of companies such as Epic Games and Activision to donate a portion of their profits to different causes.
“Both Fortnite as Infinity Ward were able to have a much greater impact if they had launched their new Seasons and donated a percentage of their Passes of Battle to the movement Black Lives Matter, as well as pointing on the main page of their games,” mentioned KudosOnYT.
Both @FortniteGame and @InfinityWard could have had such a greater impact if they actually released their new Seasons and donated a percentage of the battle passes to the Black Lives Matter Movement aswell as stating it on the front page of their games.
— Kudos ? (@KudosOnYT) June 4, 2020
Epic Games delayed the Season 3 Fortnite: Battle Royale for their employees
Now, it is important to note that the Season 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale not only it was delayed as solidarity to social movements, but also as a consideration to their employees.
What we mean is that, in its press release, Epic Games noted that part of this decision was to allow their teams to focus on more important issues. Thus, they wanted to avoid the burden of a release of a season when the world is facing a difficult time.
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“We are very aware of the pain that our friends, family, team members, players and communities are feeling these days. We believe in equality, justice, diversity, and inclusion; fundamental values that are above any politics,” explained Epic Games. “The team is eager to move forward with Fortnite, but we have to compensate for the release of season 3 with the time for the team to focus on themselves and on their families and communities.”
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 3, 2020
And you, what do you think about it? Do you think that Epic Games should do something about it? Tell us in the comments.
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