Sony postpones PlayStation 5 event due to nationwide protests

On Thursday, June 4, Sony was scheduled to host a digital event to showcase PlayStation 5 and its upcoming games, but it has been postponed.

In a post on the official PlayStation Twitter account, Sony announced it’s not a good time to talk about its anticipated new console.

“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.”

While the statement doesn’t explicitly refer to current events, the world’s attention has been focused on the nationwide protests condemning the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody and the PlayStation 5 event is seemingly unimportant at the moment. They have yet to announce a new date for their event. The move follows EA Sports' decision to postpone the reveal of Madden NFL 21. Check out the full statement below:

In a previous tweet, PlayStation condemned racial injustice against the Black community and expressed support for their Black fans, colleagues, friends, and families.