Sony delays its PlayStation 5 reveal event amidst widespread protests in the US

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Sony delays its PlayStation 5 reveal event amidst widespread protests in the US

Earlier today, Sony confirmed that the company plans to delay its PlayStation 5 “The Future of Gaming” event, which was due to take place on June 4th. While Sony did not explicitly state why the event would be delayed, the company’s official Twitter account revealed that Sony “want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard”. 

Sony’s wording suggests that the postponement of their PlayStation 5 event is due to the ongoing Black Live Matter protests that are taking place across the US. These protests were sparked after the death of George Floyd, who was needlessly killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. This event was recorded by passers-by, who were concerned about what they had witnessed. This event was one of many, and now the voices of American minorities are demanding to be heard.  

More information about George Floyd’s death and the US’ mass protests is available via the BBC. 

At this time, Sony has revealed no new date for its “Future of Gaming” event, though Sony has confirmed that it still plans to release its PlayStation 5 console globally in 2020. 

When discussing their “Future of Gaming” event, Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that “it’s time to give fans something that can only be enjoyed on PlayStation 5”. To do this, Sony has invited gamers to a livestreamed event where the company plans to showcase what its next-generation console can deliver. This event will last more than an hour and be hosted on both Twitch and YouTube on at an unknown date.

At this event, Sony promises to showcase games from both new and established studios titles that are both big and small. Through this event, Sony wants to show gamers how the PlayStation 5 will “redefine the future of videogames”.

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