Following the abundance of event and announcement delays last week all held in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement protests currently taking place in the United States, one of the bigger reveals postponed in respect for the harrowing events was Sony’s PlayStation 5 event. The presentation was meant to take place on 4 June but that obviously didn’t happen. Fortunately for all those folks dying to find out what Sony has in store for the next generation, they won’t have to wait much longer.
PlayStation took to Twitter to update everyone on their plans for the showcase which has been moved to 11 June, as soon as this Thursday! During the showcase, we can expect to see some PS5 games in action and we’re waiting with bated breath to see whether this will be the day when we finally get to see what the PS5 actually looks like. Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said in a blog post for the original show said that viewers can expect the presentation to last for little over an hour, which is plenty of time to get a decent look at all those exciting exclusives…maybe.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
Oh, and you’ll probably be wanting to don a good pair of headphones for the press conference as Sid Shuman, senior director for Sony Interactive’s Content Communications said in a blog post that “there’s some cool audio work in the show and it might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers”. Which sounds like it might be alluding to the 3D audio features announced for the PS5 a while back.
With Microsoft already so far ahead in their next-generation hype-train, Sony needs this showcase to really knock folks out of the park. Given what are expected to be some extremely high prices for the next generation, Sony needs to make a valid case for their latest PlayStation model and give consumers a reason why they should just cave and spend their cash on the next generation of hardware.
(Source: The Verge)