Sony recently confirmed their PlayStation 5 event for June 4, 2020, but the ongoing protests in the United States prompted the company to put their plan on hold.
"We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4", the company wrote. "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."
Sony are not the first company to switch up their plans due to the large-scale protests in the US, and EA did the same with the planned Madden NFL 2021 reveal.
It's well worth saying that most fans applauded Sony's decision, quite rightfully so. There are those who aren't as pleased to see PlayStation 5's games reveal pushed back though, some more than others. If you're keen on hurting your brain and soul, you can look them up in the comments, but you've been warned.
With much more at stake than games, Sony's decision makes sense and we've no doubt the event will be excellent whenever the company decides to hold it.
As for PlayStation 5 consoles themselves, Sony's CEO and president Jim Ryan promised that it will launch as planned. While it's been anything but easy to pull off, with engineers working remotely on ensuring the assembly process goes without a hitch, you can rest assured that the console launches as planned.
"We are on track. We are going to launch this holiday and we're going to launch globally. We're really looking forward to it and it's going to be a blast", Ryan said.