The previously postponed PS5 event has been rescheduled for later this week, with a revised date of June 11.
The news originally came from a ResetEra post, which bears an official picture from Sony with the caption, “Join us June 11th at 9pm BST.”
“Ad apparently just went live on Twitch,” writes the poster. “9PM BST which was the same time as when it was meant to be last week.”
The rescheduled PS5 event has since been officially confirmed by Sony itself.
Check out the tweet below.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
Originally set to air on June 4, the PS5 event was postponed indefinitely out of solidarity with the protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the US. As well as Sony, industry giants such as Riot Games, Naughty Dog, and Microsoft published explicitly supportive responses of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sony was not the only company to postpone their upcoming event either. EA Play Live, which was originally scheduled for June 11, was delayed until June 18, while CD Projekt Red opted to delay its Cyberpunk 2077 event until June 25. Meanwhile, Capcom postponed the Capcom Pro Tour Online that was originally scheduled for last weekend.
It’s not all postponements and rescheduling though – for example, the loading screens in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare have been changed to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The systemic inequalities our community experiences are once again center stage,” reads the altered loading screen. “Call of Duty and Infinity Ward stand for equality and inclusion. We stand against the racism and injustice our Black community endures. Until change happens and Black Lives Matter, we will never truly be the community we strive to be.”
Infinity Ward has also promised to take extra measures when it comes to banning racist players.
You can tune in to the rescheduled PS5 event on June 11 at 9pm BST by visiting www.playstation.com/ps5. Apparently, a Bloodborne remaster for PC and PS5 could be among the announcements made.