PS5 reveal event NEW DATE: PlayStation fans face extra long wait for next-gen event

PS5 reveal event NEW DATE: PlayStation fans face extra long wait for next-gen event

PlayStation fans are waiting for Sony to announce a new date for the delayed PS5 reveal event.

The official PS5 reveal event was originally scheduled to take place on the evening of June 4.

However, Sony would ultimately decide to delay the event due to the civil unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd.

“We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4,” reads a Sony blog post.

“While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”

While many fans assumed the event would take place as early as next week, it looks like the date is still very much in the air.

That’s according to a new post on Skewed and Reviewed, which claims Sony is unsure about the new date.

“I conversed with a person at Sony about our post-event coverage plans and they told me that they are unsure of when the new date will be,” the post reads.

The post speculates that a loaded June calendar of game announcements could force Sony to delay the event by a couple of weeks.

When the time is right to do so, the Sony event will give fans a closer look at games coming to the PS5 console.

The showcase will run for just over an hour, and is rumoured to feature new releases such as Demon’s Souls Remastered, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Then there are confirmed games like Assassin’s Creed Vahalla, Godfall and Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which could also be shown.

“We’ve shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller. But what is a launch without games?” reads a recent Sony post.

“That’s why I’m excited to share that 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.

“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.”

Published at Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:48:00 +0000