June 23, 2020
The developers behind the megapopular video game Fortnitehave reportedly removed police cars from the game in response to the national debate surrounding law-enforcement practices and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Epic Games, the creators of perhaps the most popular video game in America, Fortnite, have removed all police vehicles from the game as protests against law enforcement continue across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
Fortnite is one of the most popular video games in the world with more than 350 million players as of May according to developer Epic Games. Fortnite is big business — in July of 2019, Epic Games held the first Fortnite World Cup with a prize pool of $30 million, and the winner of the solo tourney took home $3 million.
The game world normally features police cars and other vehicles, and many of the familiar in-game vehicles remained following the launch of a new game season and new map. But police cars were removed according to an individual familiar with the game’s development.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:46 am