Sony has now postponed the reveal event indefinitely, stating that they would like “more important voices” heard over them. They have not cited any specific group or movement in this statement, but the Black Lives Matter movement in the US right now is most likely the reference. The purpose of the showcase was to demonstrate some of the new system’s capabilities. In general, we do not know much about the PS5 as Sony has been quite secretive about their product thus far.
Developer Riot Games have shown off their first post-launch character for their new team shooter Valorant, named Reyna. According to developers, Reyna is an offensive character who thrives in fights, growing stronger as she gets kills. Reyna’s abilities offer utility, such as healing, invulnerability, and increased gun-handling/fire rate. For her abilities to work, Reyna has to get kills and collect soul orbs that drop from enemies. This new character bears a lot of similarities to Overwatch’s Sombra.
Infinity Ward has announced that they are pushing back the launch dates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7. The official Call of Duty Twitter page made a post with this announcement citing how they wish for more important matters to take focus and how they stand alongside those speaking up for equality.
Summer 2020 promises to be an unusually busy time this year. Due to various delays that have pushed back launch dates of multiple titles, a larger number of AAA titles are releasing this summer. Titles that are launching this summer: two Marvel superhero licensed games, Riot Game’s Valorant, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, Disintegration, The Last of Us Part 2, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, Ghost of Tsushima, Paper Mario: the Origami King, Fast & Furious: Crossroads, Wasteland 3, Crusader Kings 3, Tony Hawk’s Pro skater 1&2, and Cyberpunk 2077.