San Francisco: Sony has postponed its PlayStation 5 event that was supposed to happen on June 4 as several US cities were witnessing protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Also Read - Trump Blames COVID-19 Spike on Black Lives Matter Protests, People Slam Him Calling 'Liar-In-Chief'
“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 company said in a tweet. Also Read - Kentucky Shooting: Gunshots Fired During BLM Protest in Louisville, Police Probe Underway
During the hour-long event, Sony had planned to showcase some new PS5 games for the PlayStation 5 which was scheduled to be launched during the holiday season this year. Also Read - Craze For PlayStation 4 Amps up as Sony Promises Rs 38 Lakh For Finding Critical Bug
Sony also shared another tweet with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, wherein the company denounced systematic racism.
“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 #BlackLivesMatter,” the company said.
Electronic Arts has also delayed an event for its popular Madden NFL series and Google has delayed an Android announcement as well.