Update, June 8, 2020 (03:16 PM ET): Sony previously scheduled a PlayStation 5 reveal event for earlier this month. However, that event was canceled when the protests here in the United States started to really ramp up. Now, though, the company has announced a new date for the event.
The new PlayStation 5 reveal will happen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 1:00 PM PT (4:00 PM ET). Sony is labeling the launch as “The Future of Gaming.”
Read on for some speculation from us on what to expect at the PlayStation 5 reveal.
Original article, May 27, 2020 (3:30 PM ET): It looked like we were finally going to learn more about the PlayStation 5, which should come out during the holiday season of 2020. Sony planned a reveal event for June 3, 2020, but then postponed it due to the ongoing protests related to the death of George Floyd.
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 sometime soon.
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 in early or mid-June, 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.
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.