Grand Theft Auto Publisher Raises Over $15 Million for Charity

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For the months of April and May 2020, every label under publisher Take-Two Interactive donated five percent of certain earnings to COVID-19 relief efforts. After platform fees, this effort resulted in the company donating more than $15 million to over 180 organizations focused on supporting food banks and small businesses, first responders, vaccine research, and more according to the company’s 2021 Fiscal First Quarter Report today.

Probably the most high-profile of these donations came from Rockstar Games, which donated five percent of in-game purchase revenue from GTA Online and Red Dead Online. Rockstar put out a list of over 50 charities and organizations it has donated to using that money across nine individual studios. However, it does not specify how much was given to each group.

Studios 2K Games and Social Point also donated based on in-game purchases for NBA 2K20NBA 2K19, and mobile title Dragon City; while Private Division donated five percent of full digital sales for Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds. Despite a wonky Switch port, The Outer Worlds has been a successful title for Obsidian, and The Outer Worlds‘ Peril on Gorgon expansion DLC was announced last month during the Xbox Series X games showcase.”

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