Today Sony announced that its delayed PlayStation 5 gameplay reveal event has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The news arrives hours after a Twitch ad leaked the news earlier today.
The event will provide a first look at PlayStation 5 games and gameplay, and will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch. It was originally scheduled for June 4 but was postponed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the nationwide protests the followed in the wake of the horrible tragedy.
“Hi all – thanks for being patient and understanding while we rescheduled this PS5 event for Thursday, June 11 at 1pm Pacific Time / 9pm BST,” said Sid Shuman, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Senior Director of Content Communications. “We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time.”
“Now that the event is confirmed for June 11, I wanted to add that this pre-taped program will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second. This eased the show’s production process during a time when many of our team and developers are working from home. The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect.”
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
Sony is also encouraging viewers to enjoy the presentation with headphones. “There’s some cool audio work in the show, and it might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers,” said Shuman.
So far not much is known about the PlayStation 5 besides what’s under the hood. In March earlier this year PlayStation 5 lead system architect Mark Cerny took viewers on a deep dive into the next-gen console’s system architecture, hardware, and design philosophy. Sony then revealed the new PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controller a month later in mid-April.
There’s no word at this time on whether or not the physical console will make an appearance at Thursday’s event, but it’s undoubtedly what almost everyone is hoping to see most.