Sony PS5 Event Postponed Due To George Floyd Protests
The company feels now isn’t an appropriate time to be talking about games.
Sony has postponed its June 4 PlayStation 5 event in lieu of the ongoing protests sparked by George Floyd’s killing. The company tweeted out the information in a post, explaining that it doesn’t feel right to showcase games in a time like this when the US is rocked by riots and protests. Here’s their official statement on the matter.
We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4. While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do 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.
The PlayStation 5 event would’ve been the first doze of PS5 gameplay that gamers would’ve received after past reveals largely focused on the new console’s hardware. The expectation was that Sony would show off some PS5 exclusives, perhaps even new titles, and give gamers their first taste of how gaming on the PS5 feels like. Microsoft has been continuing with its monthly events, teasing steady details on the Xbox Series X unlike Sony which has been mum on PS5 for the most part.
Despite all that is going around, including the coronavirus pandemic, Sony maintains that the PS5 is on track to release for this holiday season.