Sony is finally hosting a PlayStation 5 event following the Xbox 20/20.
Sony has confirmed their upcoming PlayStation 5 showcase event will be streamed on the YouTube and Twitch channels on Thursday, June 4 at 1 PM Pacific Time. Promised to be a direct look into the future of the PlayStation 5, the event should run for just over an hour.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog penned by President and CEO Jim Ryan, the event promises to feature a “first look at the games you’ll be playing after PS5 launches this holiday.”
Citing a lack of physical events that normally accompany these events, Ryan states that the current state of isolation and quarantine worldwide had provided Sony with “an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before.”
“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.”
In Ryan’s statement, he suggests more events of this nature are being planned for the immediate future in anticipation of the PS5 launch this holiday season. “This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you,” states Ryan.
On March 18, Sony revealed in detail their “PS5 – The Future of Gaming” event the PS5’s specs, but additionally stated that a primary belief of their core philosophy is “game players are here for the fantastic games.” In the Future of Gaming event, Sony stated the PS5 will include a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU as well as a custom GPU based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture hardware that will deliver 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz. Both the CPU and GPU are stated to feature variable frequency.
While Sony has revealed the look of the PlayStation 5 controller, there’s been no reveal of what the PS5 will actually look like. With the expected release of the PS5 in five to six months, gamers are anxious to get a look at the console itself. While nothing in the most recent blog post points to a reveal of the console, Ryan stated there will be “much to share” in the future following this event.
This event comes on the tail of the Xbox 20/20 event, which had a noted lack of featured gameplay. Sony’s June 4 event seems to be a response to the negative reaction fans had to the Xbox 20/20 event, and will be focused on showing gamers exactly what games will be running on their next-generation hardware.
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