It had to be a gathering, an event, a party for PlayStation players and fans. On Thursday June 4 at 10 p.m. French time, Sony finally had to speak to show the first PS5 games. Unfortunately, the meeting is officially postponed due to the crisis that currently affects the United States with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
"Allow larger voices to be heard"
The message is clear. The message is strong. The message is true. PlayStation has just announced on its main Twitter account that the PS5 event scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 10 p.m. (French time) is canceled due to the numerous riots in the main American cities following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man. American who died on May 25, 2020 of police violence in the city of Minneapolis.
– PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
We decided to postpone the PS5 event on June 4. While we understand that you are anxious to see PS5 games, we think this is not the right time for that. Right now, we're taking a step back to allow more important voices to be heard.
PlayStation therefore shifts the conference which aimed to unveil the first games of the PS5. As of yet, the new date has yet to be released. There is a good chance that the new date will not be released anytime soon, until the tension subsides. Today, Electronic Arts canceled the presentation of its new game Madden NFL. Even earlier, it was Google who also canceled an event.
Since this weekend, most of the big American cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle or Miami are rising to fight against racist police violence. Violent clashes ensued between the population and the police. Behind all this violence, a reasoning slogan: Black Lives Matter. George Floyd is yet another name on the long list of African American people who died in more than questionable conditions following police intervention.