Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it delays until further notice the event The Future of Gaming that this Thursday June 4 had to serve to show the world the first games of Playstation 5. The company makes this decision in support of the wave of outrage that engulfs the United States following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer.
“We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4,” says Sony in a message shared on Twitter. “We understand that gamers around the world are excited to see the first few PS5 games, but we don’t feel like this is the right time to celebrate, now we want to step back and allow bigger voices to be heard.”
– PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
Sony’s message makes a clear reference to the racial protests that have been taking place in multiple cities in the United States for almost a week. It is a wave of outrage that does not stop despite the curfew, the growing number of police, the presence of the National Guard or the threatening messages from President Donald Trump.
The company was even announcing its event on U.S. television, not being the only video game company that has shown its support for the racial protests and altered its agenda.