Sony has delayed their PlayStation 5 reveal event that was previously scheduled for this Thursday, June 4, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and current protests.
The company had planned to offer a first look at PS5 games in an hour-long presentation on Thursday ahead of the next-gen system’s launch this holiday season, but decided it was best to delay the reveal in respect to what is going on in our country.
Sony announced the delay on their social media accounts saying “[does] not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
Sony has not announced a rescheduled date, but with the PS5 still set to launch this holiday you can expect the rescheduled event in the near future.
Sony’s decision to delay its event follows a similar move from Electronic Arts who postponed their reveal of Madden NFL 21 planned for Monday, saying on Twitter:
“We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners. Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world. We’ll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change.”
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