The fourth season of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' will be delayed due to the protests in the US against police violence.
Modern Warfare’s creators Infinity Ward and Activision have decided to postpone the release alongside the seventh season of the 'Call of Duty: Mobile' game.
The announcement was posted on 'Call of Duty'’s official Twitter account, with the statement reading: "While we all look forward to playing the new seasons of 'Modern Warfare', 'Warzone' and 'Call of Duty: Mobile', now is not the time.
"We are moving the launches of 'Modern Warfare' Season 4 and 'Call of Duty: Mobile' Season 7 to later dates.
Right now, it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard. We stand alongside you.
While the announcement may disappoint some eager fans, it comes at an important time and the company has decided to support protesters who are now acting globally to stop police violence.
The hard decision is not the only one to be made recently in the gaming community. Earlier this week, Sony revealed that the PS5’s reveal event would be delayed to ‘allow more important voices to be heard’.
It was confirmed at CES 2020 that the PS5 would be released towards the end of the year, at a similar time to the Xbox Series X.
'Modern Warfare' Season 4 was scheduled to go live on Wednesday, June 3, with new maps, weapons and Captain Price as a new operator.
'CoD: Mobile' Season 7 was scheduled for Friday, June 5 and was expected to introduce a new ‘radioactive agent’ theme to players.
It is unclear when the new seasons will be released.
'Call of Duty' and Sony are not the only prominent voices in the gaming community to announce their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Xbox, EA and Insomnia Games have all posted updates on their social media accounts in recent days to display their support for the black community during this time.
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