Report: PlayStation 5 Announcement "Tentatively" Scheduled For This Month

Report: PlayStation 5 Announcement "Tentatively" Scheduled For This Month

According to a source within Sony's PlayStation unit.

We could be hearing more details about the PlayStation 5 pretty soon. A new report makes mention of a PlayStation worker revealing that Sony has "tentatively" scheduled a PlayStation 5 announcement for later this month in August.

The report comes from Bloomberg's Takashi Mochizuki, in a wider piece about Sony giving a pretty conservative forecast for their year ahead. "An official at the PlayStation unit, who asked not to be identified because the plan is not yet public, said Sony's next announcement regarding the PlayStation 5 is tentatively scheduled for this month," a section in the report reads.

Elsewhere in the report, Macquarie Capital analyst Damian Thong estimated the cost of the two PS5 units: the standard version, and disc-less, all-digital version of the console. Thong said he estimates the standard PS5 to be priced at $500, and the disc-less version to be priced around $400. Sony hasn't announced any details regarding the price of the two PS5 consoles, nor have they said when an announcement on the price will be made.

Sony has revealed that a PlayStation State of Play presentation will be taking place later this week on Thursday, August 6. However the company noted that there won't be any big announcements or new information revealed regarding the PS5, and this would instead be a showcase focused around PS4 and PSVR games, and existing games already announced for the next-gen console.

Although Sony plans to reveal more information about the PS5 according to this worker within the company, these plans can obviously change. COVID-19 is still affecting the games industry in a variety of ways, including the postponement and cancelation of shows, and delays in the development of ongoing games like Final Fantasy 14, and the PlayStation 5 is very much subject to Sony's ability to operate during the pandemic.

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