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Rockstar is donating 5% of GTA and Red Dead Online revenue to aid coronavirus relief efforts

Rockstar is donating 5% of GTA and Red Dead Online revenue to aid coronavirus relief efforts

Rockstar Games is set to donate five per cent of its revenue from GTA Online and Red Dead Online to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.

As announced on Twitter (below), the donation period will run from April 1st till the end of May. The company is hoping to help small businesses and others that are struggling to survive in this outbreak.

"As our teams navigate these difficult times, we see our local communities across North America, the UK, India and beyond being deeply affected," said Rockstar.

"Small businesses have closed their doors, and communities who rely on government-provided support that they cannot access are struggling."

Rockstar continued: "Starting April 1st and continuing through the end of May, five per cent from purchases in our online games, GTA Online and Red Dead Online, will be donated to COVID-19 relief efforts."

"These funds will be used to help local communities and businesses struggling with impacts of COVID-19, both directly and by supporting some of the amazing organisations who are on the ground helping those affected by this crisis."

The Grand Theft Auto creator isn't the first games company to offer a helping hand. Last month, Riot Games donated $1.5 million to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles.

Furthermore, CD Projekt red gave $950,000 to provide aid in Poland. Pro streamer Ninja and his wife Jessica Blevins pledged $150,000.


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