Sony has postponed this week's PlayStation 5 event.

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

The video game giant was set to reveal a number of new games for its next generation console on Thursday (04.06.20), but the company confirmed they would be rescheduling the planned live stream to "allow more important voices to be heard".

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."

The broadcast was initially set for Twitch and YouTube this week, with boss Jim Ryan teasing a focus on the upcoming console's lineup.

He previously wrote: "We've shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller. But what is a launch without games?

"That's why I'm excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you'll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.

"The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe.

"Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware."