Xbox spread the message of PlayStation against systemic racism and in support of protests in the United States through its social networks, which is why the company postponed the digital event to present the first PlayStation 5 games scheduled for this Thursday, June 4.
"We denounce racism and systemic violence against the black community," says the message posted by PlayStation on Twitter on the afternoon of June 1. "We will continue to work towards a future marked by empathy and inclusion and will position ourselves alongside our creators, players, employees, family and black friends". The statement ended with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
We stand together 💙💚 https://t.co/HMZNHeNzLd
– Xbox (@Xbox) June 1, 2020
The official Xbox account on the same social network retweeted the message from PlayStation, adding: "We stay together", accompanied by a blue and a green heart, referring to the brand colors of each of the two companies. Xbox Brasil, shared the message: “We stand firm in our values such as respect, diversity and inclusion.”.
We stand firm in our values such as respect, diversity and inclusion.
Microsoft's core values are: respect, diversity and inclusion, which are pillars of our culture. We reject any and all acts of discrimination and violence that undermine these principles. https://t.co/48nPevitdc
– XboxBR (@XboxBR) June 1, 2020
It should be noted that all Xbox Game Studios studios have sent messages on their social networks repudiating racist attitudes, which are unfortunately increasingly popular in recent years.
In addition to the PlayStation, other brands delayed their presentations. EA planned to showcase the Madden NFL 21, but they postponed the event because "this is more important than a game, more important than sport and needs us all to come together in a commitment to change". Activision delayed the release of the fourth season of Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare because "now is not the time". Ubisoft will donate one hundred thousand dollars for NAACP and Black Lives Matter.
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