Rockstar Donates Part of Its Online Income to COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Rockstar Games recently announced that they will donate five percent of the revenue from their online games such as Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online to end the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“These funds will be used to help local communities and businesses grappling with the impacts of COVID-19, both directly and by supporting some of the incredible organizations that are on the ground to help those affected by this crisis,” said Rockstar Games said in their tweets. “As things move forward, we’ll be sharing more about these efforts.”
Grand Theft Auto V is a very popular game with a huge fan base. When the game launched, Rockstar generated $ 815 million in revenue worldwide and it was the best-selling game at the time. Grand Theft Auto Online was also very popular when it was launched, and still manages to be one of the most played online games today. GTA Online isn’t just popular with gamers, it’s an almost permanent place in the top games viewed on Twitch at any given time.
So what do you think of Rockstar to donate to COVID-19 efforts? Are you planning to support their cause and earn money in the game at the same time? Whatever your thoughts, let us know in the comments below.