June 1, 2020
Sony Network Entertainment June 1 announced it is delaying the planned June 4 PlayStation 5 media event. No future date has been disclosed.
“While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is the best time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard,” SNE wrote in a post on its Twitter feed (@PlayStation).
The media event had planned to showcase new games for the PS5, which is launching in time for the winter holidays. Sony CEO Jim Ryan recently said global shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic had not altered distribution or pricing for the pending bow of PS5.
“It’s obviously introducing a level of complexity any business would prefer not to have to deal with,” Ryan said. “But we’re feeling really good about the supply chain, we’re going to launch this year and we’ll be global.”