The Guerrilla Collective showcase has been postponed, due to the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, along with a special livestream being announced.
The event was originally scheduled for June 6th, 7th, and 8th; showcasing indie developers and publishers after E3 2020 was officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, the Guerrilla Collective organizers (Media Indie Exchange and Kinda Funny) have announced on Twitter that the shows will be postponed. In addition, a livestream focused on games by black developers and those with black protagonists was announced.
For those relying on machine translation, you can find that message below.
“The Guerrilla Collective came together to create a space where we all find a voice to support each other, our industry and our work. It is the cumulative effort of incredibly diverse teams unified in the creation of a digital event to bring hope and positive content to the world.
We recognize this is a time for action and for voices speaking out for justice and change to be heard. We stand united for change, for justice and in support of Black Lives Matter.
We are announcing here that our event is moving to June 13, 14, and 15. We are preparing a livestream for June 7 to highlight Black voices in our industry, dedicated exclusively to showcasing games created by Black developers, titles featuring Black protagonists, and conversations with these creators. We will have more details to share shortly”.
This comes amid the protests and subsequent riots across the US over the death of George Floyd. This has also resulted in delays and postponements by PlayStation, EA Sports, IGN, along with Activision and Infinity Ward with the Call of Duty franchise [1, 2].
Other video game companies have also took part in Blackout Tuesday (changing their profile pictures to a solid black image, along with only posting a solid black image on social media that day), and have offered donations or organized fund-raisers.
Many other US companies and organizations have offered their support of Black Lives Matter at this time. As such, it is entirely possible the other presentations and showcases currently set for June could be cancelled.