There are too many important voices that need to be heard right now, and Sony gives way for them by postponing its upcoming PlayStation 5 livestream.

Sony took to Twitter on Tuesday, June 2, to make the announcement that has garnered mixed reactions from gamers worldwide.

The postponement was Sony’s response to the on-going anti-racism protests raging across the US, which had been triggered by the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Sony has also released a statement earlier in the day, showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. “We denounce system racism and violence against the Black community,” the company said.

The much-awaited online event would have revealed the very first official gameplay using the next-generation console. There’s no exact date given as to when the delayed stream is gonna happen.

As of this date, the only thing we’re sure of about the PlayStation5 is the look of DualSense, PS5’s Wireless Controller, unveiled by the company last April 7, 2020. Also providing gamers a glimpse into the future of console gaming is Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, introduced to the public through a demo running on PlayStation 5 called Lumen In The Land Of Nanite.

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