Sony's Big PS5 Reveal Is Happening Later This Week [Update]

Sony's Big PS5 Reveal Is Happening Later This Week [Update]

Our first peek at what's on PS5 looks to be coming soon.

Update [11:02 a.m. PT]: Sony has now confirmed that its PlayStation 5 game reveal will be happening this Thursday. It also clarified that the broadcast will be at 1080p and 30 frames per second, to ease the production process for developers working from home.

The original story follows:

Sony may have settled on a new date and time for its first major PlayStation 5 game showcase, after having delayed it last week in light of still-ongoing protests against police brutality and anti-Black racism. The event now looks to be scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. PT.

This new time was revealed ahead of a standard announcement from Sony by way of ads running on Twitch earlier this morning. The ads in question feature the same teaser footage of the new DualSense controller that was released following the event's original announcement. We will update this piece if Sony confirms the new date with further relevant details.

The PS5 games showcase was one of many events delayed last week out of respect for the nationwide protests honoring the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence. Associated protests have sprung up around the world, both in solidarity with the U.S. movement and to call for funding and accountability changes to local law enforcement.

Sony's showcase now falls on what would have been the third day of E3 2020 had it not been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other prominent digital events such as IGN's Summer of Gaming, the Guerrilla Games Festival, and EA Play Live also shifted their start dates by a week because of the protests, meaning Sony won't be alone in revealing next-gen news in the coming days.

No developers, first-party or otherwise, have confirmed whether they'll be showing anything at the PS5 event. A rumored Horizon Zero Dawn sequel tops the list of likely reveals for the showcase. Sony has not signaled anything about whether or not we'll also see the PS5 console itself, or if we'll hear more details on pricing and when it's scheduled to launch.

Thanks, Daniel Ahmad.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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