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 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.