Sony has just announced through its social networks that the PS5 event is postponed until further notice . The reason they have given for this decision is that they feel that, given the current situation, it is not the time to celebrate something like this.
We have decided that we are going to postpone the Playstation 5 event planned for June 4. Although we understand that gamers all over the world are looking forward to watching PS5 games, we feel like right now is not the time to celebrate these things. For now, let’s step back and let bigger voices be heard.
They speak, of course, of the American protests that these days are leading the global news. Following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, the African-American community has taken to the streets in protest against racism and police violence . Lots of people around the world are standing in solidarity with the cause of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Although no explicit mention is made of this in the tweet announcing the delay, Sony itself issued a statement hours earlier to “denounce systemic racism against the black community . ” So far they have not said what the new date will be .
This morning we had other similar news . The Madden NFL 21 presentation to be held today has also been delayed for the same reasons.