Sony has decided to postpone the game show for the PlayStation 5, scheduled for June 4, to a new date, which will be called later. The company took such a step in the light of riots and protests in the United States.
Upset fans on social networks have already responded to the message. Someone was upset, others noted that the events in the USA are not a reason to cancel such an event, which is important for gamers around the world. Some supported Sony and expressed their respect.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”und” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://t.co/ZAY8StN0EU”>pic.twitter.com/ZAY8StN0EU</a></p>— PlayStation (@PlayStation) <a href=”https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1267525525825900549?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 1, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Earlier, major studios and publishers, as well as content creators, expressed support for protesters in the United States. Twitter accounts for Xbox, Bethesda, Activision Blizzard, Marvel, Twitch, Astro Gaming, and others featured anti-racism and social injustice posts. Almost all posts urge not to be silent in this situation and remind us that black people in the USA have been under pressure for many years.
Riots in the US began after the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was detained by Minneapolis police. A video appeared on the network of how a policeman strangled Floyd with his knee while he screamed that he could not breathe.
After that, people took to the streets of American cities. Speeches against police brutality are held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Detroit and many other cities in the United States. Rallies often end in pogroms and arsons: in some cities, an emergency mode and curfew have been introduced.