Police cars removed from Epic Games’ Fortnite

first_imgPolice cars removed from Epic Games’ FortniteThe Wall Street Journal alleges that police vehicles were removed in response to the killing of George FloydMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 22nd June 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesEpic has removed police cars from Fortnite, in a move that The Wall Street Journal’s sources claim is a response to the killing of George Floyd.Police cars are just one of many vehicle types used in Fortnite’s battle royale map, and as models in its Creative mode. However, last week Kotaku collected a growing number of community reports that police cars were no longer appearing in the game, to which Epic declined to comment.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games A new report from The Wall Street Journal has established that the apparent disappearance of police cars was a deliberate choice, citing an inside source at Epic Games.According to the source, the decision to remove the vehicles followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota on May 25, and the subsequent wave of protests and civil unrest that followed.Epic Games was one of many games companies to issue a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It also delayed the launch of Fortnite Season 3.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 8 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img