The need to stay safe during coronavirus delayed or canceled a lot of events this year. Now, unexpectedly, the worldwide united effort to rectify systemic racism is delaying a bunch more events. Neat. Electronic Arts (EA) has announced a delay of its EA Play Live 2020 digital showcase since there are “important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now.” Now, the event will occur on June 18 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. Originally, it was set for June 11.
— Electronic Arts (@EA) June 5, 2020
The above message may be brief and a bit cookie-cutter, but you can’t say EA has phoned in its response to the death of George Floyd and police brutality, since it is donating $1 million to organizations that fight racial injustice and discrimination. In any case, EA Play Live 2020 is likely to be more exciting for Nintendo Switch owners than the events held in previous years, since EA will be bringing “multiple” games to Switch this year — not just Burnout Paradise Remastered.
The delay of EA Play Live 2020 follows after delays to the Guerrilla Collective and Future Games Show digital showcases, which will also display myriad new games to eager fans. All of these games are still coming; we just have to address a very large elephant in the room first.