Call of Duty Mobile should appear in season 7 later this week, but Activision says the launch has now been delayed because ‘now is not the time’ …
Call of Duty was one of the most successful game franchises, with the mobile version proving just as popular. It was launched in October last year and almost immediately became the number one iOS app in more than 100 countries. Over 35 million downloads were made in the first three days. This number exceeded 100 million within a week and was the best start of all mobile games ever.
Call of Duty Mobile Season 7 should start this week, but Activision has delayed both this and Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 4. This was announced on Twitter.
– Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 2, 2020
While the company says it wants ‘those who are committed to equality, justice and change to be seen and heard’, which implies that the start is a distraction, the likely reality is that it fears one Shooting game could be considered insensitive A time when the president is threatened by a paramilitary reaction.
The response to the tweet is mixed. Some have expressed their support and appreciation.
Support this decision fully. Thank you for using your platform to raise awareness of #BlackLivesMatter
100% behind. Thank you guys.
This is the right IMO call. Thanks a lot
Others are upset.
Playing is my escape. My courthouse has been destroyed, my hometown is in chaos. I am stressed, worried, angry and my people are in pain. I need that bright spot and you took that away from us.
This is a very stupid decision, I agree with the whole movement, but why does it have to do with a video game?
Are you kidding me right now?
It could be helpful to get others to suggest a sense of perspective.
If you’re upset about a video game update more than the current situation in America, you need to rethink your priorities.
Apple today joined a music industry Black Out Tuesday awareness campaign that canceled the usual Beats 1 radio programs and temporarily removed personalized playlists for you, including for mixed reactions.