PS5 release date and console’s FIRST games ‘will be announced in June’, insiders reveal


GAMERS could finally get their first look at the PlayStation 5 next month, according to reports.

Sony is allegedly working towards an event on or around June 5 where it may reveal the mysterious console alongside a handful of its launch games.

The PS5 controller is a bit Space Age. Sony is keeping the design of the console itself a secret

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 4, according to VentureBeat.

Insiders told the tech news site that it’s “possible” the PS5 itself will be revealed alongside some of its first games.

PS5 controller

The joypad has adaptive triggers that adjust their resistance based on gameplay

A demo of some early gameplay may also be on the cards, according to the report.

However, the source was not able to say for certain what – if anything – would be revealed at the alleged event.

As for whether we’ll see the PS5, they said: “It’s possible, but I cannot confirm that.”

Sony has yet to officially announce any major events for next month, so take the report with a pinch of salt.

Microsoft has already unveiled the design of the Xbox Series X

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.

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.

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.

You can check your Xbox addiction over the past 10 years with the new ‘My Decade on Xbox’ tool.

And take a look at this incredible Xbox Project Oris concept console.

Will you be buying the PS5? Or is it too soon to say? Let us know in the comments!