PlayStation fans have been eagerly awaiting more news about the upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) remaining relatively tight-lipped in comparison to its Xbox rival. Next week however it’s the turn of the content to make an appearance with a PlayStation ‘Future of Gaming’ event being held.
Taking place at 9pm BST (1pm PST) on Thursday 4th June via Twitch and YouTube, SIE’s President & CEO Jim Ryan confirmed via PlayStation Blog that this would be a videogame focused event: “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.”
With the showcase said to run for just over an hour that’s plenty of time to announce plenty of next-generation titles for PlayStation 5. The question is, will it include any new PlayStation VR content, highlighting SIE’s continued support of the platform. As PlayStation VR has already been confirmed to support the upcoming console it would be good to see a least one new project getting the VR treatment.
Of course, what everyone is really waiting for is the unveiling of the PlayStation 5 hardware itself. SIE has already revealed the new DualSense controller back in April and in March Lead System Architect Mark Cerny held a ‘deep dive’ into console’s system architecture. The design announcement will be kept for last, most likely in conjunction with the price and release date.
It also remains to be seen how badly production of PlayStation 5 will be affected by the current coronavirus pandemic, and whether SIE will be able to keep up with orders during the crucial Holiday 2020 sales window.
As for now, why not head over to XR Games and see if the studio has any free copies left of The Angry Birds Movie 2: VR Under Pressure for PlayStation VR. Or there’s always SIE’s Days of Play event with a variety of hardware and software deals to make use of.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR news, reporting back with further announcements.
Update: After the cancellation of the 4th June showcase, SIE has now confirmed the PlayStation 5 event will now be taking place on Thursday, 11th June at 1pm Pacific Time / 9pm BST.