Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 4 has been delayed by Activision and Infinity Ward amid ongoing protests across America.
The death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week has prompted continued protests in dozens of cities across the United States, which prompted Infinity Ward to delay the new season of Modern Warfare and Warzone, it announced Monday night.
"While we all look forward to playing the new seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile, now is not the time," the developers posted in a tweet on the Call of Duty account. "We are moving the launches of Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 to later dates.
"Right now it's time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard."
The new seasons were expected to begin June 3, but there was no timetable given for when they will be released. Infinity Ward's decision came less than 12 hours after Sony delayed its games reveal event for the Playstation 5, also citing the protests.
"We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4. While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard," Sony said in the announcement.