Sony on Monday postponed a streamed event at which it was to showcase games tailored for new-generation PlayStation 5 consoles, stepping back amid growing unrest in US cities.
“While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration,” the PlayStation team said in a tweeted message.
“For now, we want to stand back and let more important voices be heard.”
The move comes amid rising violence and racial tensions in response to the police killing of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd in an incident captured on video.
US video game maker Electronic Arts, in a separate move, cancelled plans for a streamed presentation this week devoted to a new Madden NFL 21 title based