Sony postponed a streamed event that was supposed to showcase games meant for new-generation PlayStation 5 consoles to step back from the 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 its official Twitter post.
“For now, we want to stand back and let more important voices be heard.”
The move comes from the rising riot and racial tensions caused by the police killing of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd in an incident taken on video.
Similarly, US video-game developer Electronic Arts had also canceled plans for a streamed presentation this week devoted to a new Madden NFL 21 title based on US professional football.
“We stand with our African-American/ Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners,” stated by California-based EA.
“Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.”
Sony is expected to reveal its PlayStation 5 console later this year.