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Sony postpones PlayStation 5 stream because of ongoing protests

Sony has postponed its upcoming PlayStation 5 live stream, which would have seen the organization flaunt gameplay from its upcoming next-generation console. The stream was initially scheduled to begin at 4 PM ET on June 4th. The organization didn’t state when it intends to air the rescheduled event.

The decision comes considering the anti-racism protests over the US. “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,” the company said. The protests were sparked by the death one week ago of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Earlier in the day, Sony also shared a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “We denounce system racism and violence against the Black community,” the organization said.

At the point when it first reported the event, Sony said it had wanted to share over an hour of footage from games that would launch on the PlayStation 5. Sony guaranteed contributions from both of all shapes and small studios. There was additionally speculation the organization may have prodded the plan of the console. Until this point in time, all we’ve seen of the PlayStation 5 has been its DualSense controller, which the organization has said will feature a built-in microphone and adaptive triggers.

Sony isn’t the first video game organization to defer a game uncover keeping in mind the present moment. On Sunday, EA said it was deferring a first-look at Madden NFL 21.

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