CALLING ALL CARS … HELLO? NO ONE? ANY CAR?
Oh that’s because there are NO MORE COP COS in Fortnite, and it seems to be the way the video game recognizes real-life protests against police brutality.
All traces of police vehicles, including SWAT trucks, have been removed from the game … leaving many players wondering why?
the Wall street journal He quotes a source at Epic Games, the company behind the game, who says it was not a political statement.
“I think we are only sensitive to the issues that many people in our audience face,” the source told WSJ.
Movement has little or no impact on the actual game – you can’t drive cars or anything like that … they’re basically decorative.
Epic Games has not spoken publicly on the matter, but earlier this month, they blogged about the Black Lives Matter movement and outrage. about the murder of George Floyd … and how it delayed the launch of the Fortnite Season 3 launch.
“Recent events are a great reminder of the ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of both overt and subtle racism against people of color,” said Epic Games.
“The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.”