Sony PlayStation 5 gets a potential reveal date (Update: It’s official)

Source: PlayStation

Update, May 29, 2020 (12:22 PM ET): Sony posted on the PlayStation Blog confirming the PlayStation 5 reveal event will take place. However, the original report cited June 3 as the date, but it turns out Sony will reveal the games for its next-generation console on June 4, 2020, at 1:00 PM Pacific time. It will air on both Twitch and YouTube and will run for a little more than an hour.

Sony said that the event will feature a “first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.” While the company has already revealed plenty of information about the console, it’ll be nice to see what the company has planned in terms of games, as that’s what really makes a console launch worthwhile.

Original article, May 27, 2020 (3:30 PM ET): It looks like we’re finally going to learn more about the PlayStation 5, which should come out during the holiday season of 2020. Information on the PS5 has been rather scarce, but with the timeframe E3 would typically occupy rapidly approaching, it looks like the PlayStation 5 is going to be officially revealed.

PlayStation 5 reveal event

According to reports from VentureBeat and Bloomberg, Sony is getting ready to announce a special press conference that’ll cover all things PlayStation 5. The event is likely to take place on June 3, which makes complete sense, as that’s right around the time when Sony would typically have a conference to kick off E3, the gaming industry’s now-canceled trade event.

More: Everything we know about the PS5 | What we know about upcoming PS5 games

At this point, we don’t know what Sony will show off at the event, but we’d expect the company to hold back some information for future reveals. Generally, console makers show off the hardware and provide some specifications, and then reveal the price and release date at a later time. Doing so allows the company the build hype and anticipation as the release window grows closer.

We’d expect to see some gameplay demonstrated during the PlayStation 5 reveal event, as Sony seems aware of the criticism Microsoft faced when it didn’t show off enough gameplay at the Xbox Series X reveal.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, these plans could change, as all companies need to be flexible to deal with the current state of the world. We’d expect the event to take place primarily on the internet without the press in attendance due to social distancing measures.

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