Sony’s new PS5 event set for June 11th

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The original PlayStation 5 event was scheduled for June 4th but was postponed following the death of George Floyd and protests against racism and police brutality happening around the world, has now been rescheduled for Thursday, June 11th at 4PM EST (or, Friday, June 12th at 6PM AEST) on Twitch and YouTube, announced by Sony today.

Sony’s presentation is pre-recorded and will be broadcasting at 1080p and 30 fps. Sony has done this to make it easier to produce while many of the staff are WFH (Working From Home) during the current pandemic

In a blog post by Sony Interactive’s Sid Shuman said: “The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV” which is due to the broadcast being at 1080p.

“It’s also best if you watch while wearing headphones, if you can — there’s some cool audio work in the show, and it might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers. ” which is a hint towards the new 3D audio capabilities already announced for the PS5.

This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together. A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before. This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you. 

Jim Ryan
President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony also released a short 15 seconds teaser: