Sony has postponed its much-anticipated PlayStation 5 sneak peek originally scheduled for this Thursday, June 4. 👏
In light of protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd that have blanketed major cities across America and the world, Sony announced on Monday that they "do not feel that right now is a time for celebration," leading the PlayStation event to be delayed.
"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," Sony wrote in a Twitter statement that has been liked over 200,000 times as of press time for this article.
An alternative date has not yet been shared.
Players eager to learn more about the next-gen console ahead of its holiday season launch will eventually have the chance to see several of the upcoming title games that will be available during an hour-long event.
PlayStation also condemned "systemic racism and violence against the Black community" in a larger statement released earlier in the day.
This move follows a similar decision from Electronic Arts to postpone a reveal of Madden NFL 21 that was planned for Monday, offering a graphic titled "IT'S TIME" with "GAME" crossed out in between.
“We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners," EA confirmed on Twitter. "Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.
"We’ll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change.”
Good looks to all of the companies shining a light on the most pressing issues facing our country right now.