After weeks of speculation, for once to the utter surprise of PlayStation fans across the globe, we have finally found respite to the missing details for the highly anticipated next-gen console. Yes, that’s right, PlayStation have officially announced that they will be doing an event to talk about “The Future Of Gaming” with the set date on June 4 at 1PM PDT.
This is inline with the recent rumours suggesting an event coming in June, with previous speculation pointing to a June 3 reveal. A day off, but I’d say accurate enough.
This is quite literally the most hype I’ve been for a while. We haven’t heard much about the PS5 for a while now, with the latest information coming from the Unreal Engine 5 demo with Epic Games running on the PS5.
However, as per the leaks, there was a lot of chatter about the event being focused on games, rather than a console reveal itself. They’re probably not gonna want to jump the gun so quick, and successfully build traction over an expended period of time.
They confirmed the above in their blog post where President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan had this to say:
“We will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. 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.
“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. ”
Even if they’ve announced this, I for one am hoping they at least show use a glimpse of what to expect from the console itself. The biggest mystery is literally just how the console itself is designed, and what it will look like. That’s it.
But hey, June 4 and we’ll finally see something new about the PS5. About damn time.