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Josh Wise by on May 19, 2022

Bungie responds to Buffalo shooting, talks “safe and anti-racist spaces”

Bungie has released a statement in response to the shooting in Buffalo, and about combatting racism.

The studio published a blog post in which it discussed the events in Buffalo. “Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragedy, and anyone impacted by this act of violence,” it reads. “Bungie and the Black at Bungie inclusion club have worked together to respond to this tragedy. We are currently showing our ‘Be Heard’ Pin on the front page of the Bungie Store.”

The studio also said that it will donate all profits generated by sales of the pin to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Along with that, Bungie says that it will be partnering with with its Player Support and Community teams. In order to “see how we can bolster our ongoing efforts to maintain safe and anti-racist spaces.”

“Far too often, these racist attacks begin within online communities,” the post reads. “It is time we begin to examine our practices and see what part we can play in preventing these tragedies.”

It’s a strong statement from the developer, whose staff have recently been vocal on the abortion rights issue. This week, company CEO Pete Parsons backed a Bungie community manager’s sentiments. “There will never be a ‘muzzle’ big enough to stop us from standing up for what’s right.” In response to this tweet, Parsons replied, “Yes.”

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