Gearbox Software, the developer behind Borderlands, become the latest to join an ever-growing list of publishers and game makers supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
As such, Gearbox Software is pushing back plans for Borderlands 3 to show their support to the cause. Most notably, there'll be a delay for the release of the Takedown at the Guardian Breach update.
More still, Gearbox has muted their Twitter account, excluding the announcement post, which reads: "This week we muted our channel out of respect for what's going on in the world, and we will be postponing the launch of Takedown at the Guardian Breach."
— Borderlands 3 (@Borderlands) June 4, 2020
The studio also announced that they'd increase the funds for their 2K Foundation Program by $1 million, as well as "expanding its mission to help fight racial injustice and inequalities in black communities across the globe."
The Revenge of the Cartels event in Borderlands 3, currently ongoing, will continue indefinitely until the Takedown at the Guardian Breach update is released.
Gearbox Software becomes the latest in a long line of game-makers to stand united against racial inequality, following the death of George Floyd, which sparked protests in America, London, and Auckland.
Infinity Ward and Activision recently delayed new content updates for Modern Warfare, Warzone, and their mobile game. For those on Modern Warfare and Warzone, they'll notice black screens, titled tentatively "Black Lives Matter."
The message reads: "The systemic inequalities our community experiences are once again center stage. Call of Duty and Infinity Ward stand for equality and inclusion. We stand against the racism and injustice our Black community endures. Until change happens and Black Lives Matter, we will never truly be the community we strive to be."
The update was commissioned last night by Infinity Ward. Elsewhere, in support of the BLM cause, Rockstar shut down their Red Dead 2 servers and GTA Online platform yesterday.