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PS5 game reveal event postponed over George Floyd protests

"We want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”

The PS5 game reveal event scheduled for later this week has been postponed in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and George Floyd protests.

“We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4 [or June 5 in Australia],” Sony’s statement reads.

“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.”

The cancellation comes after an earlier statement by Sony in support of those protesting due to the death of George Floyd last week.

“Being silent about the violence and rascism Black people experience is being complicit,” Sony wrote. “We stand in solidarity today and every day with the Black community.

“But actions always speak louder than words. And we’re working hard to make sure we at Sony are doing more than just stating we are allies.

“Right now, we want to use our platform to spread information & support. Please send links, resources, or other helpful information our way, and we’ll share them. When we all know more, we can do more.”

Sony’s statement was joined by one from Naughty Dog, the developer of the upcoming The Last of Us Part 2.

We’ll let you know when the rescheduled event will take place.

 

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