Report: PlayStation 5 Showcase Slated "As Early As Next Week"

Report: PlayStation 5 Showcase Slated "As Early As Next Week"

Several reports are surfacing of a PS5 event, and soon.

Several reports have surfaced around Sony's rumored digital PS5 showcase. On social media and in outlets like Bloomberg, sources say it may be as early as next week, though the date seems to be in flux.

On Twitter, VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb and Eurogamer's Tom Phillips exchanged some replies about the potential date of a Sony event, hinting toward June 3. This was backed up by Bloomberg, which reports that sources with direct knowledge of the matter are saying a digital showcase could take place as early as next week.

The date is moving around, though. While the Twitter exchange indicates June 3, some of Bloomberg's sources said the plans have "been in flux" and the date may change. It also reports that other PlayStation 5 events may follow, so not everything about the next-gen console would be revealed in one go.

This rumored digital showcase would be the first big glimpse of Sony's next-gen console since the Unreal Engine 5 demo, which was said to run on a PlayStation 5, as well as the reveal of the DualSense controller. We still don't know what the actual console will look like, though PlayStation architect Mark Cerny hosted a breakdown of the PS5 earlier this year.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, most gaming companies are taking their usual summer reveals online through events like the Summer Game Fest. Sony's event would be joining the docket of several slated for next week, right at the kickoff of it all. Microsoft, meanwhile, is planning a series of reveals leading up the launch of the Xbox Series X this holiday, including a first-party games showcase in July.

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Eric Van Allen

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