PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has confirmed that Sony will be showing off PS5 games next week. In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Ryan stated that the date of first public showcase of PS5 games will be on June 4. The PS5 games event time will be 1pm PST (1:30am IST June 5).
“We’ve shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller. But what is a launch without games?,” reads Ryan’s post.
“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.”
PS5 release date
Previously Sony revealed that the PS5 release date is slated for Holiday 2020 or Winter 2020 as it is also called. No surprise since Sony has traditionally targeted a November release date with the PS3 and PS4. Safe to say the PS5 will follow suit.
In addition to announcing its official name and release date, PS5 architect Mark Cerny detailed what we can expect in way of specifications in conversation with Wired.
PS5 specifications include an optical drive that doubles as a 4K Blu-ray player and PS5 games will be on 100GB Blu-ray discs. Game installs will be mandatory given the speed differences between the included solid state drive and the optical drive.
In a separate reveal with Famitsu, Sony went into even more detail on what to expect.
- Custom SSD for ultra fast access
- CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen2”, 8 cores/16 threads
- GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA (Radeon DNA) -based graphics engine
- 8K Resolution
- PS4 backwards compatibility and PS VR support