Elder Scrolls Online moves Greymoor’s console release out of the way of George Floyd’s funeral

    
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The widespread outrage and protests against police brutality over the past week and a half have trickled their way down into many facets of our lives, including the video game realm. While some studios are showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement with statements and donations, Elder Scrolls Online is doing its part by showing respect for George Floyd’s upcoming funeral by delaying the console release of its latest expansion.

“We are delaying the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch of Greymoor out of respect for George Floyd and the service planned in Houston for June 9,” ZeniMax posted. “We feel it would not be right for us to celebrate our launch and distract from more important events on that day.”

Now, the console launch will happen on June 10th, with downtime starting late on the 9th in anticipation of Greymoor’s arrival. ZeniMax said that it is hard at work addressing the launch bugs that arrived with the PC release and is preparing to roll out Greymoor on Google Stadia this June 16th.

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Jessica Marie Green

It’s a good thing I decided to not call out of work and it’s a good thing I haven’t bought the game yet. I bought sims 4 eco instead. Haha. This would totally suck for all the people who have been waiting in anticipation for the game.😣

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Bruno Brito

Just a three day delay out of respect for someone who lost their lives in outraging ways. Why people make that to be extremely offensive, i won’t ever know.

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hoylegu

Big kudos to ZeniMax for doing the right thing.

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Sorenthaz

Guessing this message won’t last long, but why is this the right thing? Delaying the console launch by a day likely won’t lead to more people watching the funeral.

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rafael12104

It’s ok to discuss such things, I think. Symbols mean more than words at times like these. And this symbolic gesture will mean something to those watching corporate America and Bnet in particular.

But there is a more practical reason. People are angry and Greymoor hype on the 9th might suffer some backlash. Best to just step aside and let it unfold.