More signs are pointing to Sony planning a PlayStation 5 program.
So far, we have heard that Sony Interactive Entertainment might hold a digital event on June 4, with the PlayStation 5 in the focus. Now, Bloomberg‘s Takashi Mochizuki and Jason Schreier revealed other plans: „The virtual event could be held June 3, though some people also cautioned that plans have been in flux and that the date may change. Other PlayStation 5 events may follow in the coming weeks and months, and Sony is not expected to reveal every essential detail on the console during its first presentation,” the site says.
VentureBeat‘s Jeff Grubb was who previously mentioned a potential June 4 day for the event. Now, he corroborated: „While the June 3 reveal should provide the best look yet at the PlayStation 5, don’t expect Sony to give every detail about its next-gen system. The company could withhold price and release timing for another date. The price for the PS5 is still especially subject to fluctuations. Sony wants to launch at a competitive price tag, but it also doesn’t want to take a loss on hardware. So then what will Sony show off next week? Expect it to focus on what is possible in next-gen games with the PlayStation 5. The company seems aware of the backlash that Microsoft faced for its first Xbox 20/20 event. Fans were unhappy with the lack of gameplay at that presentation. In response, Sony wants to rely on PS5 games that are running on real hardware,” Grubb wrote. By real hardware, he meant development kits, and we previously mentioned a few games might be running on PC. Also, Grubb wrote on Twitter that the event is going to happen after June 2, but before June 4.
On Twitter, we also see the cover of the next issue of the UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine. They say that 38 next-gen games are included in that issue with a few screenshots. PSU has compiled the potential list. These two are PlayStation exclusives: Godfall, Quantum Error. Then, there are the bigger, third-party titles that are also multiplatform: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Battlefield 6 (isn’t that coming next year…?), Chorus, Dauntless, DiRT 5, Dragon Age 4 (hmm…), Dying Light 2, FIFA 21, Gods & Monsters, Madden NFL 21, NHL 21, Outriders, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Rainbow Six Siege, Scarlet Nexus, Starfield (huh), The Elder Scrolls VI (we start to have our doubts!), The Sims 5, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Watch Dogs Legion. Then the smaller games that they claim they are announced here: A Rat’s Quest: The Way Back Home (that sounds familiar), Cygni: All Guns Blazing, Gothic Remake (we heard about it), MicroMan, Nth∧0 Infinity Reborn, Observer: System Redux (it was announced before), Path Of Exile 2, PsyHotel, Redo! Enhanced Edition, Sniper Elite 5, Soulborn, The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum (we heard about this one, too), Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2, Warframe (so this is being rolled forward to the next-gen consoles), WRC 9 (this was announced already).
So PSU’s list might not be entirely true. The chance of a PlayStation 5 event next week, though, is high. Sony should announce it ASAP.
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