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After the unfortunate postponement, concerning the Sony PS5 reveal event last week, fans situated on Sony’s side of the gaming spectrum were admittedly quite glum.
A situation made even more depressing in lite of the current climate. The Sony PS5 reveal event, then, would, at the very least, issue some form of ample distraction from the woeful goings-on around the world.
Something we all need, I feel.
After all, this event was supposed to showcase the true potential of PS5. And so, had it gone ahead on that fateful day, then, undoubtedly, us gamers would be sitting here now. Smugly, having sampled a first-hand glimpse of next-gen, in-game graphics.
Sadly though, that utopia would not materialize. And the date to the event in question was pushed back into obscurity. Positively put on hold for another time.
That is until now. Amen.
And thankfully, gamers across the globe do not have to wait too much longer before sampling the surely sumptuous, next-gen fruits.
The event will now show in the form of a live stream on June 11, 1:00 pm Pacific. At least, according to a tweet via PlayStation’s official account. Better still, Streaming platforms Twitch and Youtube will offer a live feed via their respective platforms.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
Initially set for June 4, Sony pushed back the event in the wake of worldwide protests concerning police violence and racial profiling. Following the tragic death of George Floyd.
At the time, it seems Sony felt it was right to take a backseat. Given the critical ever-escalating nature of events. In fear that game announcements may appear insensitive.
In a Sony statement, the company expressed its wish to delay the event until further notice. To make way for “more important voices to be heard.”
Sony’s stance was evident for all to see. So was the rest of the video game industry. Now let us fast forward to the present day.
In recent months, Sony has not been shy about shedding light on aspects concerning the PS5. Even so, as a system, much remains a mystery. For instance, news on launch titles has been virtually non-existent. Meanwhile, aside from the Unreal five engine reveal, fans are still itching to see next-gen graphics in full-flow.
As an outside fan looking in, this is an exciting era for gaming. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X are looking fantastic up to this point. But I feel Microsoft has some catching up to do in the exclusives department. Despite the company’s multiple studio acquisitions in recent times.
Sony and Microsoft seem set to lock horns this holiday season when their respective next-gen consoles launch.
Speaking on Sony’s Official Blog, Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications, states that the PS5 live stream will feature pre-recorded content, to be “broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second.”
But ensured players that the program on show will not fully reflect the final product and that games will “look even better when you play them on PS5.”
Aside from impressive internal specs along with the DualSense wireless controller, there has been little to drool over so far. At least, from a gameplay standpoint. But elaborating further, the statement outlines the length of the PS5 reveal. Which will go on for “a bit more than an hour,” offering a “first look at the games you’ll be playing.”
Overall, I am super excited about the Sony PS5 Reveal Event. I think we are in for another show-stopping spectacle. And if nothing else, one aspect remains certain.
Things are hotting up nicely in time for the holiday season.
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