Sony & EA Postpone PlayStation 5; Honors George Floyd Murder

Sony, EA, And The Gaming Community Stand Up For George Floyd

Sony and EA intended on staging one of the first PS5 reveal events, meant to lift the veil on some of the expected launch titles. Sony has issued a statement confirming that the event has been delayed, following the honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all victims of racially-fueled police brutality.

The PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4th,” begins Sony’s statement. We do not feel like now is a time for celebration. ” It should be noted that while George Floyd wasn’t mentioned directly by name, it’s clear that Sony understands the impact of his growing legacy and the movement that his tragic death has sparked.
EA, who also postponed their own “Madden 21” PS5 event in solidarity with the movement. “We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues, and partners,” writes EA. “Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and world.”


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