Last Updated on June 3, 2020 by Mark P.
Lots of video game events have been cancelled this year due to the vicious hands of COVID-19, but many game companies have turned to alternative solutions to get around the absence. Online presentations have been the most prominent, and Sony has been employing such methods as well. On June 4th, they’ll be livestreaming an event that covers more details about the PS5, as well as some of the games that will be available on the platform. The presentation will be on June 4th at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET, and will last about an hour as it shows the new system and actual gameplay on it.
It was in a post on PlayStation blog that Sony’s Jim Ryan said, “The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.” He also implied that the early June event is only part of a “series of PS5 updates.” Of course, that doesn’t give us any information as to whether those future updates will be akin to the upcoming livestream or something else entirely. “Rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you,” he said.
This event will be a welcome fount of information for the community, as Sony hasn’t been matching the open nature of Microsoft, who has been pretty forthcoming about details regarding the Xbox Series X. The general specs for both consoles are known, but the appearance of the PS5 is not, even though we have seen its DualSense controller already. The particular next-gen controller is very similar to the previous PlayStation DualShock models, with the same general button layout and stick placement. The only real difference is the introduction of adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
But like all things, the gameplay demos are what people are undoubtedly most excited about. The chance to see next-generation graphics in action gives us players a look into what the future holds, particularly just how good our games will look. Epic Games has gone so far to say that they could make film CGI level graphics for games on the PS5, thanks to its SSD architecture and the advent of Unreal Engine 5. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but chances are the gameplay we see in the upcoming event won’t be totally up to par with the titles we’ll see at launch, though they will no doubt still be quite exemplary.
Either way, we don’t have to wait long to see just how great future gameplay is going to look, even if that future isn’t that far away. On June 4th, we’ll all get to see just how well the games of the next generation really stack up, and if we’re lucky, maybe a glimpse of the PS5 while we are at it.