Sony is ready to show us the future of gaming with the PS5 reveal event.
After delaying its PlayStation 5 reveal event, Sony is finally ready to show us the future of gaming. Sony had originally planned to host its PS5 event on June 4. However, the event it was postponed following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, which sparked countrywide protests against social injustice and system bias in the United States and across the world.
In an effort to ensure the “more important” voices be heard, delayed its event. Here’s what the company said at the time:
"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."
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Protests are still going on around the world but people are finally starting to listen and understand. Minorities are finally being heard and necessary changes are being made.
Now Sony is ready to get back to business. The PlayStation 5 reveal event has been rescheduled for June 11 at 1:00 p.m. PDT / 9:00 p.m. BST. It will be a pre-taped program that is broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second. Sony assured that the games we see will “look even better” when played on the PS5 on a 4K TV. Sony also encouraged viewers to wear headphones while watching as there’s “some cool audio work in the show” that you may not appreciate as much through computer speakers or your phone.
As for what we’ll see during the event, well, it seems like games will be the primary focus. Sony didn’t go into details, only saying that studios big and small from all around the world will be showcasing their new games for the PlayStation 5. The show will run for a little more than an hour, so it sounds like we’ll see plenty of games.
Hopefully we also get to see the console itself. Sony has been pretty reserved when it comes to showcasing its next-gen console. We only got our first look at the new PS5 wireless controller, the DualSense, two months ago. We’ve still yet to see what the actual console looks like. I think that will change on Thursday but I still don’t think we’ll get any pricing information or a specific launch date.