Sony’s next generation game console, the Playstation 5 is finally set to be revealed on 11 June in a much-anticipated virtual event.
The presentation, which was initially scheduled for 4 June, was postponed out of respect for the George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter movement.
Thus far, gaming enthusiasts have only been teased with the P5 gamepad, a logo for the console, and a tech demo of the console graphical aptitude. Not much is known about the actual console itself – from what games will look like to how much it will cost when it arrives in the holiday season – everything has remained shrouded in mystery.
What we do know, is that the event promises to be an immersive experience, with the pre-taped program set to be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second. “The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect,” said senior Director at SIE Content Communications, Sid Shuman in a post on the PlayStation blog. Sony has advised that attendees watch the event while wearing headphones if possible, as the show promises “some cool audio work.”
“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,” said the company in the blog post.
But which games will be revealed during the event? While it is not yet known exactly which games will be showcased during the event, the Xbox Series X game reveal event which took place last month, offered a sneak peek into the cross-platform titles that will be debuting on Ps5. These include the popular Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, American football simulator Madden NFL 21, and racing game DiRT 5. One of the most eagerly awaited non-franchise releases is Godfall, set to be a Ps5 exclusive.
In addition, as Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with new consoles, techies are eager to see whether Playstation can maintain its upper-hand in delivering exclusive launch events that out perform Xbox, according to fans and critics.
The digital event will take place on 11 June 2020 at at 1pm PDT / 9pm BST / 10pm CEST and will run for just over an hour. Gamers can join the fun and excitement on official Playstation channels (including Twitch and Youtube) as well as the official Playstation website.