Two more broadcasts are being pushed back in order to allow the ongoing protests in the United States to receive more attention. Future US’ annual PC Gaming Show 2020 installment and new Future Games Show have both been delayed. Instead of occurring on June 6, 2020, they will each be held on June 13, 2020.
The official statements were posted by PC Gamer and GamesRadar+, the two sites tied to the events. Each showcase will be a video presentation, with the PC Gaming Show involving announcements and the Future Games Show confirmed to have over 30 games appearing. In each case, the briefings will be pushed back a week.
Here is the PC Gaming Show 2020 official statement:
Like you, we have found it hard over the last week to focus on anything other than the demands for justice and the justifiable anger that millions of Americans are expressing. Right now, we want to make space for those speaking out and demonstrating about how to end the systemic oppression and police brutality experienced by black people.
In support of that movement, we are postponing the broadcast of this year’s PC Gaming Show by a week to Saturday, June 13. This year’s event represents the collective work of hundreds of passionate, committed, supremely talented developers whose vision we’re excited to help share.
Here is the Future Games Show official statement:
The Future Games Show will now take place at the later date of Saturday, June 13 in support of the protests demanding justice and change over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.
While we regret to announce that we’ll be moving the date, it’s right that other voices are heard at this time. Our sister site PC Gamer has also announced that the PC Gaming Show will also be postponed until Saturday, June 13.
Both shows were originally due to take place on Saturday, June 6. We remain excited to share the exclusive reveals, deep-dives on the future of gaming, developer interviews, and roundtables with many of gaming’s biggest and brightest talents.
Daniel Dawkins, Content Director of Games and Film at GamesRadar+, says: "While we’re all excited to bring you our first Future Games Show, we feel it’s important to leave space for more important conversations right now. This is a time for our industry to stand together with the Black Lives Matter movement, and we’re proud to do so."
The PC Gaming Show 2020 and Future Games Show will be held on June 13, 2020.