Sony Announces New Date for PS5 Digital Showcase
Last week, out of respect for the worldwide protests in support of black lives, Sony indefinitely postponed its PlayStation 5 event originally scheduled for June 4th. In a statement added to the original post on their blog, Sony wrote:
“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.”
On Monday, Sony officially tweeted out the new date of the event: June 11th at 4PM ET. The digital showcase will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube and will highlight the games that will be available at launch around the holidays. Sid Shuman, a senior director for Sony Interactive’s Content Communications recommends wearing headphones during the presentation because of some “cool audio” which sounds like a hint at 3D audio capabilities announced earlier this year.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe,” the blog post reads. “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.”
The statement also mentions how Sony has had to adapt its strategies in showcasing the PS5 due to the lack of physical events. E3 was never on Sony’s radar to begin with but the company did announce plans to participate in hundreds of other consumer events across the globe.
After the live event, it sounds like Sony will still have some more bits of information to share about the PS5 throughout the remainder of 2020. We still don’t know for sure what the console even looks like so that might be something Sony will be holding on to in order to keep the excitement and anticipation high.