Sony earlier this week revealed that they would be holding an event to showcase the PS5. However, the PS5 event has been rescheduled in order to "allow more important voices to be heard." This is perhaps unsurprising, seeing as a lot has happened in the world and specifically in the United States. Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced that they are postponing their planned PS5 event that was set to take place this week on June 4.
Sony made the announcement on their official Twitter with a brief statement that pointed to everything that has transpired recently as the reason why it is rescheduling this PS5 stream.
As of now there is no new date as to when this PS5 event will be held, but we can assume it won't be too long of a delay. The decision comes after widespread protests in United States for the past week. In light of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, cities have seen protestors rise up to let their voices be heard.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,
Its also slightly surprising to see Sony cancel the event, although a very good action none the less. Sony is also looking at the event being in bad taste right now, talking about the latest generation in gaming is not nearly as important as ones right to protest and speak freely. Other video game publishers like Electronic Arts, also recently delayed its new trailer revealing this year’s edition of Madden 21 in light of protests, too.
This PS5 event is still going to happen, but there is no announcement as to when that will happen.