GTA 5 Online servers shutting down for two hours to honour the legacy of George Floyd

GTA 5 Online servers shutting down for two hours to honour the legacy of George Floyd

Rockstar Games revealed its plans for GTA Online and Red Dead Online earlier today, confirming it would be happening across PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms. During the two-hour period, gamers will be unable to access online servers or select their multiplayer characters. The single-player versions of both games will remain unaffected, meaning Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.

GTA 5 Online servers will be shutting down at 7pm GMT, and will be offline on all platforms until 9pm GMT.

For gamers in the United States, downtime will begin today at 2pm ET and will last until 4pm ET.

A statement from Rockstar Games confirms the following: “Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.

“Following the memorial, we hope you will join us in further honoring the many victims of America’s racial injustices by supporting their families, black-owned businesses, those marching on the streets, and coalitions through the organizations listed  here:

No other downtime has been announced for GTA Online and Red Dead Online for this week.

Other video games companies have chosen to push back and delay upcoming events and releases to highlight the ongoing protests.

George Floyd’s death in custody reignited furious nationwide calls for racial equality in the US, with people taking to the streets against systemic racism.

Millions of people belonging to different races, creeds and classes have come together to call for sweeping changes to law enforcement practices.

Published at Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:13:00 +0000