Sony's 'Future of Gaming' event has been rescheduled for June 11.

Tech giant Sony

Tech giant Sony

The much-anticipated event was originally set to be staged earlier this month, but the company changed its plans amid anti-racism protests in the US and elsewhere.

Sony announced on Twitter: "See you Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST) for a look at the future of gaming on #PS5: (sic)"

The 'Future of Gaming' show will focus on the eagerly-awaited PlayStation 5 console, which is slated for release later this year.

Earlier this month, Sony announced it would be rescheduling the planned live-stream to "allow more important voices to be heard" amid anti-racism protests.

In a statement shared on social media, Sony said: "We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4.

"While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard. (sic)"

Sony released its last major console, the PlayStation 4, back in 2013.