Respawn Entertainment showed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement through a message on the launch screen of massively popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends.
Social unrest has rocked the United States, triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after police office Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Most major video game publishers and developers have denounced racism and oppression, and Respawn’s message on the Apex Legends boot-up screen is the latest example.
“There is deep-rooted discrimination that is still unquestionably present towards the Black community, and it is unacceptable,” said the message, which is accompanied with an all-black banner. “Racism, whether from an individual or institution, should not exist in our society.
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