• Sony Interactive Entertainment's PlayStation 5 reveal stream was postponed from June 4 to June 11 to respect the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests
  • The stream will be the first stream highlighting games planned to release around the launch of the PS5
  • Sony is rumored to have a large lineup of games planned for the console's first year

Sony said Monday that its PlayStation 5 reveal event was rescheduled for Thursday, June 11, after postponing the original reveal event. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Sid Shuman shared details about the event in a blog post on the PlayStation website.

“Hi all – thanks for being patient and understanding while we rescheduled this PS5 event for Thursday, June 11 at 1pm Pacific Time / 9pm BST,” Shuman said. He said the first reveal event that was set for Thursday, but was postponed in the wake of George Floyd’s death and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests.

“We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time.”

While Sony has previously shared details on the technical power of its latest console, Thursday’s showcase will be the first dedicated to the games planned for release at and shortly after the PS5’s holiday release.

“This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together,” Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan said on the PlayStation Blog. “A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before.”

Sony has been quiet about potential launch titles, though rumors and alleged leaks have pointed to a potential large lineup of games planned for the PS5’s first year.

The latest rumor came from well-known video game YouTuber Maximillian Dood, who said friends within the games industry told him Sony has “big” launch lineup planned and shared a few of the titles with him. The rumored launch titles he was told included “Horizon: Zero Dawn 2,” “Gran Turismo 7,” a “Ratchet & Clank” reboot, and several remasters.

Sony's new PlayStation 5 console make players feel closer to the action of games, the company said