On June 1st, Sony issued a statement about their rescheduled PS5 event in light of recent protests around the world regarding police brutality. As all 50 states in the United States were joined by numerous countries world-wide speaking out against police brutality and the damage done to the black community, Sony wanted to bow out to keep the conversation where it was needed. Now the PS5 event has a new date, set for June 11.
Update: Sony has confirmed the below date.
The below ad was spotted on Twitch for German users, setting the date for June 11. We've mentioned previously that our own sources had the date fluctuating between June 11 and June 12, so the ad fits in line with what our own resources have said. Now that the ad has been captured and reported on, it's likely we will have an official confirmation from Sony at any given time today.
PS5 event to take place on June 11 according to Twitch ad pic.twitter.com/os06by1yci— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 8, 2020
For those that may not know, the mentioned protests began following shortly after a video went live witnessing the murder of George Floyd due to asphyxiation that was recorded about a police officer seen kneeling on his neck over suspected check forgery. This crime caught on camera understandably triggered a nationwide response given the history of police brutality, a topic that has been a vocal point of contention through decades with little change seen in recent years. It isn't the first time the Black Lives Matter movement has come into the spotlight, and it won't be the last if things don't change, but the support through companies and individuals alike has reached new heights in support for making the world a better place for all.
We know that the first showcase will not be a console reveal, though that's what many PlayStation fans have been hoping for. Luckily, Sony leadership has already assuaged concerns, saying that though this first showcase will be about games, more surprises and reveals will be following shortly thereafter. And who knows? Maybe with the pushback, that has caused Sony to revamp what the first showcase will feature, but it's important not to get those hopes up too high with Sony being very clear about expectations leading up to when the event will take place.
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It will be interesting to see what surprises Sony has in store for the upcoming PS5 event, but for those interested you can keep it tuned into our PlayStation 5 hub here to stay updated on the latest news. You can also follow us on Twitter as well for one-touch news access whenever you need it, including PS5 drops.