Sony postpones PS5 event and emphasises that 'more important voices need to heard'

  • Tom Kelly

A week ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan confirmed within a blog post that 'the future of Playstation' will be revealed within their latest streamed event.

However, the event which was set to take place on June 4 has since been postponed. 

The gaming giants released a statement, via their social media channels, which highlighted that given recent worldwide events, it wouldn't be appropriate to celebrate the release of the PS5. 

"We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4.

"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 statement read. 

Within the proposed stream, it appeared that Sony was prepared to reveal some of the games that will feature on the early editions of the PS5.

Within the blog post that was published on March 29, Ryan revealed:  "There are few things as exciting as the launch of a new console. While this road to launch has been a bit... different, we are as thrilled as ever to bring you with us on this journey to redefine the future of video games.

"We've shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller. But what is a launch without games?


"That's why I'm excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you'll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.

"The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware."

Given recent events, Sony hasn't stated a re-arranged date for this exciting PS5 reveal. Instead, much like other leading companies across the world, Sony has appeared to have taken a back seat and has allowed far more important voices to be heard. 

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