Sony Postponed The Today’s PS5 Event
Sony postponed its PlayStation 5 event that was scheduled for June 4th and the reason? It’s the protests. “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration,” says Sony in a Twitter message. “And for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
Sony is referencing the response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the protests erupted because of it. we’ve seen take place in the US and around the world. Sony had been planning to use Thursday’s event to showcase PS5 games, ensuring an hour-long event with a first look at some of the games you will be playing on the new PlayStation 5 which will launch this holiday season.
Widespread protests have taken place across many big cities in the US, resulting in shocking examples of police brutality. The uprisings began last week after Floyd’s death, and have increased significantly over the weekend. Last week, Twitter even placed a warning on President Trump’s tweet about looking for “glorifying violence.”
Sony’s decision was quickly followed by a similar move by EA to delay its Madden NFL 21 event which was scheduled for today, and Google’s decision to delay its Android 11 beta announcement. No new date for the Sony event has been revealed yet. This year is not giving us a break.