This Week's PlayStation 5 Reveal Event Has Been Postponed

This Week's PlayStation 5 Reveal Event Has Been Postponed

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We are not going to get a look at upcoming PlayStation 5 games this Thursday after all. 

On Twitter, Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 event that was to take place on June 4th has been delayed. The decision comes after a week of unrest as protesters took the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. The officer who restrained Floyd kneeled on his neck while he was on the ground, which led to his death. The incident was caught on video, where Floyd could be heard pleading for his life as he told the officer that he could not breathe. Floyd's death has sparked outrage across the country and a movement demanding change. 

"We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4," Sony stated.

"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 Thursday's hour long event was meant to showcase games that were coming to the PlayStation 5 when it releases this holiday season. The event is supposed to be one of a series of events that Sony has planned for the PlayStation 5, giving the company a chance to show off their new system. 

The PlayStation 5 reveal was not the only one that was delayed due to current events. EA was recently set to show off their upcoming title, Madden NFL 21, but postponed the debut in order to help show solidarity with the protests currently taking place. Like Sony, EA has realized that this is not the time to promote their brands as civil unrest continues to take place in our country. 

Sony has not given a new date for their PlayStation 5 event at the moment. 

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