Rockstar Games Provides an Update on Its COVID-19 Relief Initiative

Rockstar Games has provided us with a COVID-19 Relief Update. Want to know what the Rockstar Covid-19 Relief initiative is? Find out with our KeenGamer coverage. The coronavirus has rocked communities around the world and Rockstar is one of many companies looking to help.

Rockstar Games provides an Update on its COVID-19 Relief InitiativeRockstar Games, one of the biggest publishers in gaming today, has made a big update over social media and its website on how it’s helping the communities near its worldwide studios with its COVID-19 relief plan after being hit the hardest by the pandemic.

As part of this Rockstar Covid-19 Relief initiative, to a list of chosen charities near each of its nine studios, the publisher is donating 5% of the April-to-May revenue made from in-game purchases in the online components of its hit titles, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V, known as Red Dead Online and GTA Online. How much money are we talking here, though? An analyst prediction noted in VentureBeat’s announcement of the Rockstar Initiative in March said that donations could total to $2 million a month. Rockstar doesn’t normally disclose exact revenue figures, so we might not know how much was donated unless they publically announce it themselves.

Red Dead Online: The Naturalist

The full update on the Rockstar website also lists all of the charities and organisations that will receive financial support from the Rockstar Covid-19 Relief initiative. Including food banks, health care services and other additional charities, 47 in total will be able to benefit from these donations.

Just because April and May are long gone doesn’t mean Rockstar is done with these games yet, though. Red Dead Online’s latest update focusing on hunting legendary animals, The Naturalist, is now available to play. Despite being a 7-year-old game, GTA V is also coming to the PS5, although the announcement trailer has nearly double the dislikes compared to likes.

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