You read that right folks! The PlayStation Future of Gaming event, which would reveal the PlayStation 5, has been postponed.
Sony made the announcement via social media on Monday, just three days before the virtual event. The gaming giant is putting the reveal on hold due to widespread protests over racial injustice across the United States.
“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 event was announced less than a week ago when Sony promised to feature more than an hour of game reveals for the PlayStation 5. So far, Sony has unveiled a logo, a new wireless controller, the Dual Sense, and the specs for the PlayStation 5, for its next-gen console.
The PlayStation 5 will feature a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz (also variable frequency).
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
While Sony has kept the games for the next-gen console under wraps, external partners have confirmed that games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are headed to PS5.
Sony’s decision to postpone follows a similar move by EA to delay its Madden NFL 21 event, and Google’s decision to delay its Android 11 beta announcement.