Sony has decided to postpone the presentation event of the games that will reach its next generation video console, PlayStation 5 (PS5), scheduled for this Thursday, June 4, due to protests in the United States over the death of African-American George Floyd.
The company has assured in a statement published on its Twitter profile that they do not feel that it is the right time for a celebration, in line with the decision made by Google on the Android 11 presentation event.
While they understand that players around the world want to know the titles that are coming to PS5, the company wants to “step back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
In this digital event, Sony sought to announce the first video games of its new video game console, something that its main competitor, Microsoft, has already done in recent weeks, which has shown some of the titles that will come to Xbox Series X. After announcing the hiatus At the event, the official Xbox account has shown its support for PlayStation’s decision.
Similarly, other large video game companies have either joined in stopping any new announcement or have sent their support to the protesters , either with messages of support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement or by sending more neutral messages of conciliation. .
The video game industry tends to avoid at all costs any message that its fans may consider ‘political’, which in the past has led to significant criticism from feminist movements, associations against racism or in favor of human rights.