Sony reported today that its forthcoming PlayStation 5 event had been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11th at 4 PM ET. The event was initially booked for June 4th yet was delayed following the passing of George Floyd and fights against racism and police ruthlessness occurring the world over.
Sony plans to display PS5 games during the event, and it will run for “more than 60 minutes,” Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said in a blog post reporting the first event.
The pre-taped introduction will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 fps. Sony did that to make it simpler to deliver. At the same time, vast numbers of the staff are working during the COVID-19 pandemic, as per a blog post by Sid Shuman, a ranking executive for Sony Interactive’s Content Communications. “The games you’ll see on Thursday will look far superior when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect,” Shuman writes.
Shuman likewise suggested wearing earphones during the event because “there’s some cool sound work in the show, and it may be more serious about acknowledging whether it’s pumped through your telephone or PC speakers.” That seems like a reference to the 3D sound capacities previously reported for the PS5.
Sony has uncovered the name of the console, its logo, its specs, and its new DualSense controller, and Epic Games flaunted a stunning PS5 demo as a significant aspect of its declaration of Unreal Engine 5 back in May.
Sony hasn’t revealed the structure of the console itself, however, and it’s unclear if Sony plans to do as such on Thursday. Ryan said in the first event blog that “after following week’s showcase, we will at present have a lot to present to you,” so it appears to be likely that there will at present be a few inquiries regarding the PS5 after the current week’s event.
The PS5 will have a custom eight-centre AMD Zen 2 CPU, a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a restrictive SSD with 825GB of capacity and 5.5GB/s of execution. The DualSense controller will have haptic input, versatile triggers, a coordinated microphone, and a USB-C port. The controller’s share button has likewise been renamed to the “create” button, yet Sony hasn’t shared much about what it will let players do at this time.