SONY may finally reveal the elusive PlayStation 5 at a special virtual event on June 3.
The highly secretive affair could give gamers their first look at the console – or at the very least, some proper gameplay footage.
Sony hasn’t unveiled the PS5 yet – but we’ve had an early look at the console’s joypad
The Tokyo tech titan announced the PS5 last year alongside a few details about its specs and a tentative “Holidays 2020” release date.
Months later and Sony still hasn’t shared the console’s design or price, leaving gamers to feed off scraps found in various leaks and rumours.
That may all change next month when the firm hosts a big summer reveal event, likely on June 3, according to Venture Beat and Bloomberg.
Insiders told the tech news site that it’s “possible” the PS5 itself will be revealed alongside some of its first games.
The new DualSense controller is very space-age, and could reflect the final PS5 design
Apparently this is still just a plan, and is subject to change.
It’s expected to be a virtual event that will showcase games for the next-gen PlayStation 5.
And insiders warn that although we’ll likely see PS5 games, some details about the console will be withheld for later events.
Sony has yet to officially announce any major events for next month.
What we know for sure is that the company will host its annual State of Play presentation in August.
It’s safe to say we’ll get a good look at the PS5 then if Sony hasn’t already made its long-anticipated reveal by then.
Sony is currently lagging behind Microsoft when it comes to details on its new console.
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X design months ago
The US firm will release the Xbox Series X later this year, and last week hosted a live-streamed event showing off some of its launch games.
The Series X will apparently run games at 4K resolution – double that of HD – with the possibility of running 8K.
It will also process games faster so as to “eliminate” loading times. A new Halo title will launch with the console.
This glimpse of PS5 graphics from Fortnite creator Epic Games whet everyone’s appetites for Sony news
Loading up a game on the PlayStation 5 will be ten times faster than on PS4, according to Sony.
It has a sci-fi controller that features haptic feedback, which means you’ll feel different sensations through the controller as you play.
Neither firm has announced how much their respective consoles will cost.
But recent estimates suggest gamers will be paying somewhere in the region of $400-500 (£400-500) at launch.
In other news, here are free Xbox and PS4 games you can download in May 2020.
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