PS5 reveal event rescheduled for June 11 after George Floyd protests delayed last week’s games showcase


GAMERS may finally get their first look at the PlayStation 5 this week after Sony confirmed it will host a major live event on Thursday.

The gaming giant will show off some of the PS5’s launch games in a live-streamed show lasting a little over an hour.

Rumours suggest that gamers may even get their first look at the PS5 ahead of the console’s launch later this year, but Sony has not confirmed this.

The event will kickoff on Twitch and YouTube at 9pm BST (4pm ET) on June 11, according to a PlayStation blog post.

“We will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday,” the firm’s Jim Ryan said.

“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe.”

The live-streamed event had been scheduled for June 4 but was postponed last week in light of protests over the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died in custody when a police officer knelt down on his neck for nine minutes until he was unresponsive in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

Sony’s explained in a tweet last week why it decided to postpone the original show.

The tweet read: “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”

The new DualSense controller is very space-age, and could reflect the final PS5 design

Many PlayStaion fans praised Sony for its decision to postpone while others were left disgruntled that they’ll have to wait longer for the PS5 reveal.

There have even been reports of people slamming the cancellation as a marketing move but most people seem to agree it was the right move.

It’s not clear exactly what games we’l get a look at during Sony’s event.

We’d guess a peek at a new God of War title and The Last of Us Part 2, which launches on PS4 next week but has not yet been confirmed for the PS5.

Sony is also heavily rumoured to be working on followups so PlayStation-exclusive titles Spider-Man and Bloodborne, so don’t be surprise if those make an appearance.

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 during that show 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 month 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, Microsoft showed off its first Xbox Series X gameplay clips last month.

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

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