Sony plans to start breaking its silence on PS5 games and hardware in early June, sources tell VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb.
We actually know a lot about the PlayStation 5, including its next-gen DualSense controller, the system's internal specs, how transformative the PCIe 4.0 SSD is, and how the system's SoC has been customized to push more performance at a steady rate of power. But the most important info still remains a mystery: Price, form factor, and the games. Sony will start revealing its hand starting in June.
Sony's June stream will focus on next-gen games, sources tell VentureBeat, but there's no word on whether or not the PS5 will be revealed in earnest.
In March, console architect Mark Cerny promised a PS5 teardown would be happening soon. Gamers have been avidly looking forward to info on the console's high-end cooling solution, which may include a whole new kind of heat dissipation system.
The event was originally planned for June 4, but Sony is shifting plans around, Grubb notes. Also it appears key third-party publishers are moving some of their game reveals for their own personalized streams.
There's another State of Play event coming in August, but this won't be exclusively next-gen. Instead Sony will show off the entire PlayStation ecosystem spectrum. June's event will be the big gala for next-gen.
Sony has yet to announce anything, and we probably won't hear anything for a bit. In fact, Sony only mentioned the PlayStation 5 twice in its recent FY2019 earnings report.
"Unfortunately, I would like to refrain from commenting on PS5 as we are taking a very strategic approach to this. Whether we are getting things right or not all comes down to the results, which should become apparent following the launch. All I can say is that we will continue to do our utmost."
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