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PlayStation 5 details coming soon as Sony prepares digital event

PlayStation 5 news is on the way

Show attendees walk past the Sony Playstation booth at E3 2012 in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the premier convention for the computer and video game industry, is returning once again to Los Angeles for its annual gathering from June 5-7. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Show attendees walk past the Sony Playstation booth at E3 2012 in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the premier convention for the computer and video game industry, is returning once again to Los Angeles for its annual gathering from June 5-7. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Sony is planning to hold a digital event in June to showcase upcoming new video games for the PlayStation 5 console, Bloomberg reports.

What’s going on:

  • Sony will host a virtual event on June 3 — though the plans are in flux and could change amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bloomberg.
  • Sony may host more PlayStation 5 events in the coming months.
  • The first presentation is unlikely to include “every essential detail on the console,” according to Bloomberg.
  • The event will likely focus on the games themselves, according to The Verge.

What we know so far about PlayStation 5

Sony still plans to release the PlayStation 5 during the 2020 holiday season despite the coronavirus pandemic, as I reported for the Deseret News.

  • Sony said in an earnings report: “Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season. At this point in time major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”

Sony released the images of the system’s new controller already. And the price of the console reportedly leaked already as Canadian retailer Play N Trade suggested the price could be about $600 in Canada, which is about $400 in the U.S., as I reported for the Deseret News.

Some speculation surrounds how people will download game. Jason Schreier, a journalist and industry insider, said the PlayStation 5 could be as easy to use as Netflix, as I wrote for the Deseret News.