We will get a look at games coming to the PlayStation 5 next week.
On the PlayStation Blog, it was announced that a PlayStation 5 reveal event will take place next week on June 4th. The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. PST. Gamers will be able to watch the event live through Sony's Twitch and YouTube channels. The event will run around an hour, and will be the first showcase for the upcoming console. The showcase will feature games that are coming to the system.
"We've shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller," stated Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "But what is a launch without games?
"That's why I'm excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you'll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. 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.
"This digital showcase will 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."
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Ryan stated that Sony will be taking a different route with the PlayStation 5 than what Microsoft is doing with the upcoming Xbox Series X. Microsoft has revealed that games coming to Series X will be playable on the Xbox One. Ryan stated that this will not be the case for the PlayStation 5.
"We have always said that we believe in generations," says Ryan. "We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console, that it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not include. And that, in our view, people should make games that can make the most of those features.
"We do believe in generations, and whether it's the DualSense controller, whether it's the 3D audio, whether it's the multiple ways that the SSD can be used... we are thinking that it is time to give the PlayStation community something new, something different, that can really only be enjoyed on PS5."
The PlayStation 5 is set to release this holiday season alongside the Xbox Series X.