Sony announced that the long-awaited PlayStation 5 unveiling event will take place at 4:00 p.m. ET on June 4th.
According to Sony’s invitation, the company will discuss the “future of gaming” and focus on some of the games that will be released with PlayStation 5 later this year.
“The games for PS5 are the best in the industry in innovative studios around the world,” said Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in a blog post attached to the announcement. He added that the stream will only be the first reveal and promised further updates in the coming weeks.
The Sony event takes place just a few weeks after the Microsoft event, which featured some of the games coming to Xbox Series X this Christmas. Sony was slower than Microsoft in delivering updates to its next-gen console, but launched a controversial new DualSense controller design last month.
However, Sony’s slow pace could suggest that this key event is evolving, suggests Piers Harding-Rolls, game research director at Ampere Analysis.
“I expect this event to focus on areas where Sony has traditionally been strong: game development expertise and, I hope, the full unveiling of the PS5, product design,” said Harding-Rolls in a statement. “We are now well in the phase when console early adopters expect to learn more about the games that will be available at launch, so this event and the upcoming streams from Microsoft are critical to the anticipation of the Increase consumers. ”
However, he added that other details like the price of the PS5 may have to wait.
“The COVID-19 crisis and economic situation mean that deciding when to confirm pricing is a bigger challenge. Under the current conditions, it may make sense to wait longer before the unveiling,” added Harding-Rolls added.