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PlayStation has a "compelling line-up" of PS5 games that it plans to reveal "soon" - GamesRadar+
But when is the PS5 reveal event?
PlayStation plans "to introduce a compelling line-up of titles soon" for its next-gen console, the PS5, which is due to release later this year in the Holiday season. During a corporate strategy meeting this week (via VGC), Sony president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida confirmed that "games for the PS5 that deliver this new game experience are being made by both first and third-party developers and we plan to introduce a compelling line-up of titles soon." It's hard to ascertain the exact time frame that is implied by Yoshida's use of the word "soon", but rumours suggest that PlayStation is planning a digital PS5 event in early June, which will hopefully offer more clarity on key details about the upcoming console, including the PS5 price, PS5 specs, and more. "The launch of PlayStation 5, scheduled for the holiday season of this calendar year, will deliver even more immersive experiences on a game console," reads an accompanying press release from the tech giant. "Higher speed, enhanced sensory perceptions generated by its revolutionary controller, and sound delivered in 3D audio will combine to realize truly next generation console game experiences unlike anything before." We already have a vague list of all the upcoming PS5 games on the way, but it sounds like that selection is about to expanded in the near future, straight from Sony itself. For more, check out more upcoming PS4 games for 2020 and beyond, or watch our next gen episode of Dialogue Options below.
PS5 release date unaffected by pandemic, Sony confirms - GamesRadar+
PlayStation's latest financial report confirms the PS5 is still on schedule for a Holiday 2020 release
The release of the PS5 is still planned for later this year, despite the paralyzing effects of the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on video game release dates as well as movies and TV shows. It's an unfortunate reality that virtually everything we've been expecting to release in 2020 is subject to big delays, and it's safe to say eager fans have been sweating over the prospect of the PS5 and Xbox Series X being delayed. But in Sony's latest financial report (via GameSpot), the company paints a reassuring picture for the release of the PS4 successor. "Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges," reads the report. "Development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season." So while odds are looking good for a PS5 release this holiday season, Sony says the recent leak suggesting the next-gen console is releasing in October is incorrect and based on a "mistake." Odds are it'll be closer to the end of the year than that. As to an actual release date, reveal of the console design, and video game footage, PlayStation continues to bide their time. According to rumors, a PS5 reveal event could happen June 4, which would line up with the PS4's design reveal at E3 2013. For now, drool over this PS5 Unreal Engine 5 tech demo. Nevermind next-gen consoles, here's why Xbox boss Phil Spencer reckons coronavirus game delays will increase in 2021.