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Playstation 5 event: Sony to show 'future of gaming' on 4 June

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Sony sets PlayStation 5 event for June 4 and promises a look into the ‘future of gaming’ on the next-gen console

  • Sony will offer insight into games that users can expect to see on the PS5
  • An event will be held digitally on Thursday next week 
  • The company isn’t expected to reveal any further details on the console
  • Sony hasn’t unveiled what the PS5 will look like despite its upcoming release

Sony is picking up the pace on unveiling details about the next-generation PlayStation 5.

The company officially announced that it will hold an event revealing major game titles next week, offering a ‘first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.’

The event will take place digitally on Thursday June 4 at 4pm ET in the US and will  run for a little more than an hour according to Sony.

‘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,’ said CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan. 

‘This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together.’ 

While Sony plans on showcasing games that will appear on the PlayStation 5, it isn’t expected to reveal any more details about the console.

Despite being slated for release in ‘holiday 2020’ Sony has yet to reveal exactly what the PlayStation 5 will look like.

So far, Sony has revealed details about its upcoming controller as well as a logo but has been stingy when it comes to the actual look and feel of the system.

The company is expected to release more details in the next several months. 

‘This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you,’ Ryan said in a statement.  

The company has already offered insight into the specs of the PlayStation 5, which like the upcoming Xbox Series X, will have a solid state hard drive that will help drastically reduce load times.

The console will also have 16GB of RAM which will aid the promised super-fast loading times in game play. 

Sony has revealed little about how it's next-gen console will actually look aside from its new'DusaSense' controller (pictured)

Sony has revealed little about how it’s next-gen console will actually look aside from its new ‘DusaSense’ controller (pictured)

In a recent demo, Sony showed off how new hardware can load games like Spiderman in one second compared to the eight seconds previously needed by the PlayStation 4. 

Additionally, system architect Mark Cerny showed that the console could load a gigabyte of data in one second as opposed to the PlayStation 4, which took 20 seconds. 

The system will also come with expandable storage in the form of USB as opposed to the Series X which will be able to pile on 1 terabyte expansion cards. 

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