Sony’s PS5 event rescheduled to June 11th


Sony announced today that its upcoming PlayStation 5 event has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11th at 4PM ET. The event was originally scheduled for June 4th but was postponed following the death of George Floyd and protests against racism and police brutality happening around the world.

Sony plans to show off PS5 games during the event, and it'll run “a bit over an hour,” Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said during a blog post announcing the first event.

The presentation, which is pre-taped, are going to be broadcast at 1080p and 30 fps. Sony did that to form it easier to provide while many of the staff are functioning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with a blog post by Sid Shuman, a senior director for Sony Interactive’s Content Communications. “The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better once you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect,” Shuman writes.

Shuman also recommended wearing headphones during the event because “there’s some cool audio work in the show, and it'd be harder to understand if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers.” That seems like a respect to the 3D audio capabilities already announced for the PS5.

Sony has revealed the name of the console, its logo, its specs, and its new DualSense controller, and Epic Games showed off a jaw-dropping PS5 demo as a part of its announcement of Unreal Engine 5 back in May.

Sony hasn’t revealed the planning of the console itself, though, and it’s unclear if Sony plans to try and do so on Thursday. Ryan said within the original event blog that “after next week’s showcase, we'll still have much to share with you,” so it seems likely that there'll still be some questions on the PS5 after this week’s event.

The PS5 will have a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a proprietary SSD with 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. The DualSense controller will have haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, an integrated microphone, and a USB-C port. The controller’s share button has also been renamed to the “create” button, but Sony hasn’t shared much about what it'll let players do exactly yet.

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