Sony has officially announced that the previously delayed PlayStation 5 event will now take place on Thursday, June 11th at 4pm ET. The event was actually leaked on twitch ads earlier today, so it seems Sony was preparing this for some time. In an effort to temper expectations, the company has updated the original announcement to offer some details as far as what to expect from the event.
"Now that the event is confirmed for June 11, I wanted to add that this pre-taped program will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second," the update from Sid Shuman, Senior Director at SIE Content Communications, states. "This eased the show’s production process during a time when many of our team and developers are working from home. The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect. "
"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," he adds.
Some of the things said, like "wearing headphones" surely hints at some of the 3D audio that was rumored to be part of PS5. The event is sure to clear up some confusion and introduce some new things, and its set for Thursday, June 11th, at 4pm ET. The PlayStation 5 is currently set to release Holidays 2020, however there is no exact release date."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," Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan said as part of the event's initial announcement. "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."