Sony Officially Announces PS5 Event For June 4th
New details on the PlayStation 5 will be revealed on Thursday, June 4, at 4 p.m. EDT, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on Friday. The reveal event will include a first look at PS5 games, and will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch. In a new blog post and via twitter (below) president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan says the hour(ish)-long YouTube stream next Thursday will provide “a first look at the games”. This follows previous online events that revealed the technical specifications of the forthcoming PS5 console as well as its new DualSense wireless controller.
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Thursday’s event is the next stop for the PlayStation 5 hype train: the games. Like Microsoft’s gameplay event in early May, this presentation should reveal what games PS5 players will get their hands on when the console launches at the end of the year.
Speaking on the official blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan said:
“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.
“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. A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before. 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.”
Sony has so far unveiled PS5 specs, a logo, and a new wireless controller for its next-gen console. Sony has not yet shown off the PS5 console itself, and it’s not clear if that will change at the June 4th event.
The PS5 will feature a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz (also variable frequency).