Sony has made the decision to postpone its PlayStation 5 event that was to be held on June 4. The reason was revealed in a tweet saying it was so “more important voices can be heard”.
It’s begins with “We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 even scheduled for June 4”
The message continues to say that “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 announcement is a result of the massive protests across the United States (and various other parts of the world) against police violence following the tragic death of George Floyd.
Many other gaming companies and communities are sending out a message of solidarity with the black community using the hashtag #blacklivesmatter
EA Sports were set to reveal Madden NFL 21 and are not going to do that now.
Rooster Teeth are taking a stand by not releasing content, instead “listening, learning and commiting ourselves to meaningful change”.
It is a time where we see Xbox and PlayStation stand together for #blacklivesmatter
A message that is more important than any game, than any launch than anything.