What was missing for all gamers this year. First a lot of video games changed the dates they were planning to reach a lot of consoles, but now one of the most exciting announcements is in the middle of the suspense, as Sony has officially postponed the launch date of PlayStation 5.
With a statement published on their social networks, Sony said that the super special virtual event they had scheduled for Thursday, June 4 is canceled for now. Among the reasons they gave for making this decision, The company mentions that: “It doesn’t feel like it’s a time for celebration right now, and for now, we want to step back and allow more important voices to be heard.”.
What do you mean with this? Well, in the early hours of June 1, PlayStation shared a message about the situation in the United States with the case of the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died of suffocation at the hands of the Minneapolis police without filing opposition or carrying a firearm. (Around here they can read everything they need to know about it)
In it, they denounced the evident problem of racism what’s in the world and They promised to create an environment where both gamers and employees of the African American community, together with their respective families, could feel represented and at ease., showing us that the world of video games is also aware of what is happening on the streets.
PlayStation raises its voice against racism and joins the BlackLivesMatter movement
Until now, Sony has not said when this event will be rescheduled expected by many gamers, since in it would show the first glimpses of video games to come for the PlayStation 5 and according to Polygon, here they would also reveal the console image.
In addition to this company, Electronic Arts (EA) studio also made the decision to postpone the presentation that the popular video game Madden NFL 21 in solidarity with the George Lloyd family and the entire African-American community who are currently raising their voices against racial police brutality.
EA said this situation was more important than its event: “We will find another time to talk about football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and it needs all of us to come together and commit to change. ”
An official statement from EA SPORTS pic.twitter.com/MKdgJjvKJB
– Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) May 31, 2020