Update (as of June 2, 2020): Sony has decided to postpone the event. In a statement, the company said: “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
Sony will be giving gaming fans something to look forward to this week with its upcoming PS5 event titled “The Future of Gaming” on June 4.
The event will give fans a first look at games on the next-generation console, which will launch later in the year.
“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware,” writes Sony Interactive President and CEO Jim Ryan in a blog post. “This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together.”
“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,” he adds.
So far, Sony has announced PS5 specs, a logo, and a new wireless controller. Still, however, the company hasn’t shown how the next-gen console will look like. Among the known specs so far include the following:
- a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz
- a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU
- a proprietary SSD
- 825GB of storage