Many digital events scheduled for the beginning of June are being postponed in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against racism in the US.
Among these events is Sony’s PlayStation 5 game presentation that was supposed to take place on June 4. On June 1, the company has announced via Twitter that it has decided to delay it to a yet unknown date.
“We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4,” the post reads. “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 delay came after an earlier statement by Sony, where it expressed its support of the Black community. Microsoft, Naughty Dog, Riot Games, Bethesda, and many others posted similar statements.
Yesterday, CD Projekt RED has announced it too will postpone its Night City Wire event. The live stream was supposed to air on June 11 but has now been delayed to June 25. Once again, the reason behind the delay was to show their support in the fight against systematic racism and police violence in the US.
“We decided to move Night City Wire to Jun 25th,” reads the tweet. “We still look forward to sharing new information about CP’77, but more important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard. We wholeheartedly stand against racism, intolerance and violence. Black Lives Matter.”
Joining both PlayStation 5 and Cyberpunk 2077, Activision has also announced it is postponing the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare’s Season 4, as well as Call of Duty: Mobile’s Season 7.
In their statement, the company said that now it’s “time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard.”
“While we all look forward to playing the new seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile, now is not the time,” the full statement reads. “We are moving the launches of Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 to later dates. Right now it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard. We stand alongside you.”
The publisher did not set new dates for the seasons’ launch at the moment.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.