PlayStation 5: When and where to watch the PS5 reveal

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 system architecture will be detailed tomorrow, March 18. Here’s how to watch the PS5 reveal stream.

It’s finally time to see the future of PlayStation. After keeping us in suspense for months, Sony has finally announced it will reveal the PlayStation 5.

The PS5 will not be revealed via some extravagant event or PlayStation Meeting but rather a livestream hosted on the PlayStation Blog. Sony promises a “deep diver” into the system architecture and details as to “how it will shape the future of games.” How specific they’ll get, however, remains to be seen.

Gamers have been waiting for quite a while for this moment. While Microsoft has been dropping tons of information about the Xbox Series X lately — including a full tech spec breakdown — Sony has been pretty tight-lipped about the PlayStation 5.

They’ve revealed some broader details about the new controller, which will feature adaptive triggers, and some general information about the console, such as the move to a solid-state drive. However, there’s still a ton of mystery surrounding the PS5.

Sony has been playing its cards close to its chest compared to Microsoft and that could be due to numerous factors. There were reports, even prior to the coronavirus outbreak, that Sony was having difficulty acquiring the necessary parts for the PS5. Given the fluidity of the situation, perhaps the company was waiting to get everything nailed down and in place before sharing specifics.

I wouldn’t expect anything flashy during tomorrow’s deep dive, and nor do I want that. I want a full breakdown and detailed report of what’s inside the PlayStation 5 and what it will mean for the future of gaming on the PlayStation platform.

I doubt we’ll get pricing information or a specific release date. I’m not even sure we’ll get any information about PlayStation-exclusive launch titles. But I do trust Merk Cerny will deliver the juicy details we all crave.

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For those interested in the PS5 reveal, it will be hosted on the PlayStation blog (and presumably YouTube and Twitch, though not confirmed). The stream will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 a.m. PT (12:00 p.m. ET). The PlayStation 5, barring any delay, is slated to launch during holiday 2020.

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