Sony PlayStation 5 reveal event gets postponed (Update)

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Update, June 1, 2020: Sony has just posted on Twitter that it has decided to postpone its previously planned PlayStation 5 reveal event. It was to be held on June 4, but today’s Twitter post contained a terse statement from Sony. It said, ” . . . we do not feel that right now is the time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.” Sony did not reveal a new date for the PS5 reveal event.

Original article, May 27, 2020 (3:30 PM ET): It looks like we’re finally going to learn more about the PlayStation 5, which should come out during the holiday season of 2020. Information on the PS5 has been rather scarce, but with the timeframe E3 would typically occupy rapidly approaching, it looks like the PlayStation 5 is going to be officially revealed.

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According to reports from VentureBeat and Bloomberg, Sony is getting ready to announce a special press conference that’ll cover all things PlayStation 5. The event is likely to take place on June 3, which makes complete sense, as that’s right around the time when Sony would typically have a conference to kick off E3, the gaming industry’s now-canceled trade event.

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At this point, we don’t know what Sony will show off at the event, but we’d expect the company to hold back some information for future reveals. Generally, console makers show off the hardware and provide some specifications, and then reveal the price and release date at a later time. Doing so allows the company the build hype and anticipation as the release window grows closer.

We’d expect to see some gameplay demonstrated during the PlayStation 5 reveal event, as Sony seems aware of the criticism Microsoft faced when it didn’t show off enough gameplay at the Xbox Series X reveal.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, these plans could change, as all companies need to be flexible to deal with the current state of the world. We’d expect the event to take place primarily on the internet without the press in attendance due to social distancing measures.

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