Unexpectedly and via Twitter, Sony has just announced the cancellation of the event where it was going to present PS5 and its first games. In a brief statement, the Japanese company simply announced that they do not consider this moment as “appropriate for celebrations”.
Although he has not said so expressly, the reason is the racial riots that are taking place these days in the United States. This is not the best time to introduce the console and its expected exclusive games.
At the moment, Sony has not announced a new date for the aforementioned cancelled event. This is the tweet where it confirms that it will postpone the presentation of PlayStation 5 that had been set for June 4th
Thunderbolt in the video game world (yes, I do a little too much but actually NO), since Sony has just announced that it had purely and simply canceled (and postponed) its presentation of PS5 games, that the manufacturer was to hold this Thursday, June 4 at 10 p.m.
There will therefore be no proper presentation of the PS5 titles as agreed by the Japanese manufacturer for a few days already. The reason is very clear and shocked recent events in the United States: the current protests and other packs that are currently sweating in the USA, following the more than controversial death of an African-American, George Floyd, by a white policeman.
Here is the message that Sony has posted on its social networks and it could not be more clear:
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4.
While we understand that players around the world are excited to see PS5 games, we feel that this is not a good time to celebrate, and for now we want to step back and allow more voices. important to be heard.
With the events currently taking place in the USA, to protest against the death of George Floyd
4 hours before this announcement, the American branch had also posted a message (above) denouncing this crime and more generally “systemic racism“and the”violence against the black community“who has been living in the United States for too long, with many unpunished crimes.
It remains to be seen whether after these 6 days of riots and protests in the whole of the USA, this will effectively lead to real awareness and a radical change of mentality (the white police officer, the main suspect has been arrested) or if things are still at risk to get worse.
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