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EA Play Delayed Amid Ongoing Racial Justice Protests

EA's digital event scheduled for June 11 has been pushed back by a week out of respect for ongoing racial justice protests.


EA Play Live, the livestreamed event being held in absence of EA's regular E3-adjacent festivities, has been delayed. The event had been scheduled to begin on June 11, but in light of ongoing racial justice protests, the company has decided to push back the event. It is now scheduled to begin on June 18 at 4 PM PT.

"With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we're moving our time to come together in play," reads the statement from EA.

EA also issued a statement announcing monetary donations and volunteer programs company-wide. It's one of several high-profile companies including Sony, Microsoft, and Marvel that have issued statements of solidarity.

Several companies that had been planning events or announcements have pushed them back out of respect for the protests against police brutality and racial injustice. GameSpot encourages you to donate or volunteer time to organizations, and our summer gaming event Play For All has expanded its focus to include lack Lives Matter as well.

GameSpot has officially kicked off Play For All--a celebration of all things gaming. Join us as we bring you the summer's hottest news, previews, interviews, features, and videos, as well as raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts and Black Lives Matter with the help of our friends from around the gaming world. Check out the Play For All schedule for more.

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