Sony has announced a postponement of its PlayStation 5 event that was scheduled to take place on June 4 in order to “allow more important voices to be heard”.
This postponement follows the ongoing protests in the United States and the world at large following the death of George Floyd due to police brutality in Minnesota.
“While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is the time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard,” tweeted the official PlayStation account.
The company had earlier released a statement today showing support for the Black Community with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
“We denounce systemic racism and violence against the black community. We will continue to work towards a future marked by empathy and inclusion and stand with our Black creators, players, employees, families and friends,” tweeted the official PlayStation account.