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Sony announces PS5 digital showcase for June 4th

Updated May 29th, 2020 11:30AM EDT
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  • Sony has announced a PlayStation 5 digital showcase that will take place on June 4th at 1 PM PT.
  • Sony says that the PS5 showcase will run for “a bit more than an hour” and will feature games from large and small studios that have been working on games for the new console.
  • This showcase is part of a series of PS5 updates, which means there will be more to share later.

At long last, Sony announced its first major PlayStation 5 showcase on Friday. In a blog post, Sony revealed that it will host a digital event on June 4th at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET to offer a first look at the games that will be coming to the PS5 this holiday season when the next-gen console launches. Sony says that large, small, new, and established studios will all be represented as they reveal games “that will showcase the potential of the hardware.”

Rumors of a huge PS5 event have been floating around for months on end, but while Microsoft has been doling out information about the Xbox Series X on a regular basis, Sony has been all but silent. Other than a deep dive into the specifications of the PS5 and the reveal of the DualSense controller, we haven’t heard much about the PS5 this year, which has boosted the expectations for this long-awaited showcase greatly.

It’s hard to imagine that Sony will ignore the reaction to Microsoft’s first Xbox 20/20 event, which failed to deliver on the promises that Microsoft had made. Sony has reportedly scrapped multiple events in the lead up to this showcase as it didn’t deem any of them “professional” enough, which seems to suggest that this showcase will rival an E3 press conference, with major game reveals from some of the industry’s biggest studios.

The question that this announcement leaves us with is whether or not we will actually see the console. Sony has yet to even offer a hint at what the PlayStation 5 looks like, and with maybe just five or six months remaining before it hits store shelves, we’re all still in the dark. And yet, at no point in the blog post does Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan say anything about the design of the console. What he does say is that there is still “much to share” after this event, which might be a sign that the console reveal will be saved for a later date.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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