Sony Interactive Entertainment was preparing for a series of events to promote the PlayStation 5. The first presentation was going to focus on games on June 4, but now Sony is delaying that event until a later date. The company doesn’t want to push out what is essentially one big commercial for a consumer luxury while protesters around the world are standing up against police brutality.
Here is the full statement from Sony:
“We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4. 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.”
This statement came in addition to an early tweet speaking out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.