A day after Microsoft revealed more backward compatibility details of the Xbox Series X, Sony has announced a digital PlayStation 5 event scheduled to take place on June 4. Sony had slowly been revealing details about technical specifications and the DualSense controller, and now it seems that the company is ready to show some of the software PlayStation 5 might be launching with.
In a new post on the PlayStation blog, Sony’s Jim Ryan said that he’s excited to provide a first look at “the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.” Sony says that the digital showcase event will last around an hour and will feature games from a wide variety of studios located around the world.
Although there will likely be a significant amount of reveals at the event, Sony said that there will still be a lot left to share afterward. “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,” the Japanese tech company added.
Bloomberg reporter, Jason Schreier, reinforced these claims, tweeting that he expects “both first- and third-party games at the PS5 event, and I def wouldn’t expect every single detail on the machine (doubt they’ll mention price yet).”
I'd expect both first- and third-party games at the PS5 event, and I def wouldn't expect every single detail on the machine (doubt they'll mention price yet). Funny that the company that pulled out of E3 is now the one holding a big game reveal conference in early June
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 29, 2020
Considering we’re theoretically only half a year away from launch, it still feels like we don’t know enough about the PlayStation 5 yet, as Sony has been reticent to release much information about their new console thus far. There’s little doubt that the pandemic has played a role in this, as we have yet to see pricing, availability, and what the actual machine and it’s UI will look like. Sony has insisted that they still intend to launch the PlayStation 5 this year and that pricing would not be affected by COVID-19.