Sad news for all the gamers around the world as Sony delays the PlayStation 5 stream event. The reason for the delay is because of the protests in the US due to the killing of an unarmed black man named George Floyd while in police custody. The event was originally planned to occur on June 4th in which Sony would discuss new titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console. But unfortunately, Sony delays the PlayStation 5 live stream event due to the ongoing protests in the US and around the world. Before this, Google has also delayed the Android 11 Beta announcement which had to occur on June 3rd due to the same reason.
Sony was in the plans of still holding the event despite the Coronavirus pandemic that is spread all around the world. (The annual E3 video game show this year was cancelled due to COVID-19) But Sony delays the PlayStation 5 event due to the growing protests and chaos in the US. The company took to Twitter,
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.
Company’s Stance on PlayStation 5 Event Delay
In another tweet by the company, Sony says that they criticize systemic racism and violence against the Black people. They also said that they’ll continuously work for a future where the lives of black people are considered equally important as any other citizen within the country. The tweet by the company says it all.
If the event would have occurred on the set date, Sony said that it planned to share more than an hour of footage. The footage would have been from the games that were to launch on PlayStation 5. Sony also promised that the contributions would be from both big and small studios. Along with that, many were guessing that Sony might give a teaser on the design of its console. But for the time being, Sony delays the event regarding the PlayStation 5 video games.
Up till now, all we’ve got our eyes on is the PlayStation’s DualSense controller. Sony says that the controller will come with a built-in microphone and adaptive triggers. That said, everything is still unknown and will be unveiled in the future. Sony hasn’t given a confirmed date of when the stream event will happen. Till then, all we can do is wait!
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