Sony announced that the upcoming PlayStation 5 event has been rescheduled to June 11th (Thursday) at 4 p.m. ET. The event was originally scheduled for June 4th, but was delayed due to the death of George Floyd and protests against racism and police brutality around the world.
Sony plans to showcase PS5 games during the event, and it will run for “more than an hour”, Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said in a blog post announcing the original event.
The pre-recorded presentation will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 fps. According to a blog post by Sid Shuman, senior director of Sony Interactive Content Communications, Sony did this to make it easier for many employees to make while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shuman wrote: “As you wish, when you use PS5 to play games on 4K TVs, the games you see on Thursday will look better,”
Shuman also recommends wearing headphones during the event because “there are some cool audio works in the show, which may be difficult to understand if they are drawn through the speakers of the mobile phone or laptop.” This sounds like it has been announced for PS5 3D audio function reference.
Sony has revealed the name, logo, specifications, and new DualSense controller of the game console, and Epic Games showed a stunning PS5 demo in Unreal Engine 5 released in May.
However, Sony has not disclosed the design of the game console itself, and it is unclear whether Sony plans to do so on Thursday. Ryan (Ryan) said in the original event blog: “After next week’s show, we still have a lot to share with you.” Therefore, after this week’s event, it seems that there are still some questions about PS5.
The PS5 will be equipped with a customized eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, a customized AMD RDNA 2 based GPU, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a proprietary SSD, with 825GB of storage space and 5.5GB/s of performance. The DualSense controller will have haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, integrated microphone and USB-C port. The “Share” button of the controller has also been renamed to the “Create” button, but Sony has not shared too much about the player’s features.