Sony delays PS5 event in light of nationwide protests
Sony delays PS5 event in light of nationwide protests. Playstation has tweeted that it would delay its Playstation 5 event, which was originally scheduled for June 4.was originally planned to be streamed online as the world slowly tried to reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that infected over 6 million people and killed more than 370,000 patients worldwide in the past six months.
“Although we understand that players around the world are excited to watch PS5 games, we don’t think this is a time to celebrate, and we want to step back and allow more important voices to be heard for now,” the tweet said.
The announcement comes after a weekend of nationwide protests against racial injustice. Tech giants like Apple, Facebook, and Verizon have recently pledged millions to groups fighting racial injustices after the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody, triggered riots in the U.S. last week.
CNET has contacted Sony and we will update as soon as we hear anything.
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