Sony Postpone PS5 Event Set for June 4th

Sony Postpone PS5 Event Set for June 4th - News

by Adam Cartwright , posted on 01 June 2020 / 1,940 Views

The official PlayStation Twitter Account has announced that the long-planned PS5 event set for the 4th of June has been postponed as they "do not feel right now is a time for celebration" and they want to "allow more important voices to be heard".

A rescheduled date for the event was not announced and it is unclear whether it will indeed proceed in the future, or whether the announcements will be revealed through other means.


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shikamaru317 (on 01 June 2020)

Stupid decision. What we need right now is good news, things to take our mind off the craziness of the real world before we all go insane. You know, things like video game reveals...


Replicant (on 01 June 2020)

Let's act like your reaction wouldn't be the complete opposite if they went ahead with the event without postponing.


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shikamaru317 (on 01 June 2020)

??? Why would my reaction be the opposite? That makes no sense at all.


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VAMatt (on 02 June 2020)

Sounds about right. This is exactly the purpose of video games in society. This move doesn't make any sense, except from a PR sense. PR is important though.


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Replicant (on 02 June 2020)

@shikamaru317 - Postponing is clearly the right choice here. Sony would be 100% tone deaf if they went ahead with the event trying to create joy and hype all the while people just outside the conference hall are fighting for significant change. I think we'll survive waiting a little longer for news about a video console.

If they had moved on with the event ignoring the fact that people are fighting for something important just outside the building, I think many people (including you) would be able to see how insensitive dickheads the folks at Sony would be. That's what I mean by saying you'd have the complete opposite reaction. At least I hope you would.


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shikamaru317 (on 02 June 2020)

I personally don't see how it would be tone deaf, unless they had some violent military or police based games to show, but unless they were planning to reveal CoD Black Ops Cold War there (which I a possibility I will admit), I doubt they had either of those.

The world needs good news right now, things that can unite us around a passion, like video gaming. I know on a personal level, my mental health state is quite poor right now. This corona crap has been going on for months with no true end in sight, I'm struggling with some pretty serious physical health issues right now, I recently discovered I'm gluten sensitive and can't eat alot of my favorite comfort foods, and then this rioting started. It feels like the world is falling apart, and the PlayStation conference was the main thing I had to look forward to this week, and now it is postponed indefinitely.


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Replicant (on 02 June 2020)

I'm pretty sure they plan to show the new CoD at the event but I guess they could skip that.

Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope you get on top of it soon!


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shikamaru317 (on 02 June 2020)

I feel like if CoD was the main holdup, they could have just delayed the CoD announce and removed it from the show, instead of cancelling the whole show.

Thanks. I hope so too.


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HoangNhatAnh (on 03 June 2020)

@Replicant: yeah, we should delay next-gen until racism and police brutality is finally wiped from this Earth. In fact, let's stop all consumer products being made until we have ended poverty all across the world


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CGI-Quality (on 03 June 2020)

Hoang was moderated


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CGI-Quality (on 03 June 2020)

Also, regardless of sides, I hope you get your health issues sorted, Shika. Sorry to hear about them.


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Kanemaru (on 01 June 2020)

So the world should freeze entirely just because some people are yelling in the streets? That's why an event for a console is postponed?? What's the freaking logic in that? People are still having a life and still watch stuffs on TV & PC. Postpone that event is completely and utterly pointless and it accomplishes nothing.


HollyGamer (on 01 June 2020)

And then suddenly people from the other side who support the protest will said " Sony does not have hearth" . It's difficult for Sony. I am not living in US and the protest does not affecting me at all, but Sony have a lot consumer as well in US . So it's hard for them.


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Imaginedvl (on 01 June 2020)

:( I'm disapointed... Was looking forward to it. I hope they will reschedule it soon enough.


only777 (on 01 June 2020)

I'm guessing a few games in the show are shooting games and they didn't want to look insensitive


EnricoPallazzo (on 01 June 2020)

Yep. Lets stop everything in the world until the looters finish looting and destroying everything. Then we can go back to normal business.


Hiku (on 01 June 2020)

Yeah the looting is the reason for the heartbreak. Not all the people maimed, killed, beaten, etc.
I saw a reporter got shot in the face just for reporting the news, losing her eye permanently, and I found it mildly sad. But when I saw Target being looted... the tears wouldn't stop. I couldn't sleep that night.


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HoangNhatAnh (on 03 June 2020)

@Hiku: We should delay next-gen until racism and police brutality is finally wiped from this Earth. In fact, let's stop all consumer products being made until we have ended poverty all across the world


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KratosLives (on 01 June 2020)

might aswell delay last of us2 then, since it involves a pandemic and looters.


VAMatt (on 02 June 2020)

Don't give them any ideas.


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loy310 (on 01 June 2020)

Knew it, but if they really kept it real the world will never give you a perfect time to have this event because of hoe things always are.


V-r0cK (on 02 June 2020)

There are some of you that disagree with the delay and Sony should continue with their initial date to allow some positive news in the world as they need so much of it right now. I definitely see your point, but the last thing people/business want to do is to mask over this tragic news with their own news to turn the attention away. This issue has been long overdue and it deserves the attention and time it takes for this to actually get through to those that are turning a blind eye to this.


Rafie (on 02 June 2020)

This post should have more likes. Seriously!


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HoangNhatAnh (on 03 June 2020)

@V-r0cK: I fully support this. Bigger voices need to be heard. We should delay next-gen until racism and police brutality is finally wiped from this Earth. In fact, let's stop all consumer products being made until we have ended poverty all across the world.


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Hynad (on 04 June 2020)

This guy couldn't be any more tone deaf and inconsiderate if he tried.


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Kanemaru (on 01 June 2020)

What would make most sense is that sony don't want the protests to take down the hype of their event so they delay it to make sure they have all the attention when the tension will go down, and they make themselves look good with their gospel speeches (like so many other people do). Marketing is an art.


VAMatt (on 02 June 2020)

Exactly


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V-r0cK (on 01 June 2020)

I respect that.


Zeldadude (on 02 June 2020)

So with all of the doom and gloom going on now around the world we're gonna cancel everything that brings any remote sense of joy. Yeah, makes sense....


SuperNintend0rk (on 02 June 2020)

I get why they postponed it but I wish they had announced a new date for it at least. I assume they're waiting for the protests to calm down first but I think a lot of people would have taken this news better if they had a new date.


Dante9 (on 02 June 2020)

Yeah, I get it. Postpone it. I'd like to remind Sony that in addition to this incident involving idiot cops and a dead man, there's famine and poverty and disease around the world all the time. Genocide and war and whatnot. Might as well postpone indefinitely.


Squall_Leonhart (on 02 June 2020)

Whilst I am gutted that this has been delayed, as it was about time we finally got to see the PS5 games etc, I completely understand and it was the best choice. If Sony never delayed then they would be criticised of being insensitive and by delaying they are getting the anger of fans so it really was a lose/lose situation but this is by far the better choice. The games are not going anywhere as we will get our big reveal soon and it will be awesome!


tripenfall (on 01 June 2020)

Gee Sony has a pretty inflated view of their self importance to think that showing some video games on the 4th is going to in some way take attention away from the issues in the USA right now. I'm not for a minute underestimating the importance of the issues at play here but stopping a world wide video game event for this reason is a joke...


Hiku (on 01 June 2020)

Felt like that was a distinct possibility.


Signalstar (on 01 June 2020)

Called it.


NobleTeam360 (on 01 June 2020)

Respect to Sony, I think it's a good and noble reason.


Rafie (on 02 June 2020)

I don't know why you got downvoted. For whatever Sony's reasons were for delaying the even was SMART at the end of the day. Whether it was noble or not.


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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 01 June 2020)

Getting a little tired of all this shit going on, wait wait wait, covid, covid ,covid , deaths deaths , deaths, fucking racist scum cops from usa the, people protests tainted by a bunch of terrorists wanna bes that want to watch the world burn, a fucking joke of a president. Not even a single good thing hap na these days. Fuck this year.


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INCITATUSBR (on 01 June 2020)

we are going to pretend that it is the real reason -.-'


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CGI-Quality (on 01 June 2020)

What is the real reason?


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CGI-Quality (on 01 June 2020)

Well, we're in the middle of a global pandemic and right now, people's lives are at stake as Cities/States deal with looting/rioting. No sense in coming up with random theories under the circumstances.


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CGI-Quality (on 01 June 2020)

Eh, they'll cease like all riots do. It doesn't help that George Floyd's Memorial Service is also on June 4. I get the delay.


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INCITATUSBR (on 01 June 2020)

of course! Because Sony is the good company and really cares about it, not because it is concerned with being the center of attention on this day.


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LudicrousSpeed (on 01 June 2020)

After the LoU2 leaks, not surprised at all by woke Sony


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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 01 June 2020)

You are a joke.


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