In a tweet last night from the official PlayStation account, the company has postponed the PS5 event that was scheduled for this Thursday.
The decision to postpone the event is in response to the Black Lives Matters movement and the protests currently taking place in the US.
“We do not feel that right now is a time for celebration,” the tweet reads. “We want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard”.
Sony is not the only company to make a stand by postponing or cancelling a scheduled event. Google used similar messaging to delay its Android 11 beta launch event which was due to take place tomorrow. Activision has also delayed the rollout of Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 4, stating “now is not the time”.
The event, which was only announced last week, was set to give us the first look at PS5 games. Titles from both large and small studios were promised. As of right now, Sony has not yet announced when the rearranged event will be. We’ll just have to wait a bit longer until we get a glimpse of those games.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020