Sony Has Delayed This Week's PS5 Next-Gen Gameplay Event

Joanna Estrada
June 2, 2020

Sony tweeted the announcement of the PS5 reveal event delay, saying that they "do not feel right now is a time for celebration" and they want to step back to "allow more important voices to be heard".

Sony's statement refers to ongoing protests against police violence in cities across the USA and world following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The event, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 4, is being postponed to "allow more important voices to be heard" amid the chaos and heartbreak happening across the US.

Sony has not yet announced a rescheduled date and time for the event, and in the tweet says that it expects gamers to be disappointed by its decision.

"We stand in solidarity today and every day with the Black community", Sony tweeted yesterday using the BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Here is the company's previous statement. As the protests have spread, cities across the United States have put curfews in place though this has not stopped confrontations between police and protestors, with many more instances of the police riling up protestors or using violence without provocation being recorded over the last week.

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