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PlayStation 5 reveal rescheduled for June 11

Sony will show first PS5 games in hourlong livestream

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Sony has rescheduled its PlayStation 5 reveal event for Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The reveal event will include a first look at PS5 games, and will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch.

The event was originally planned for June 4, but Sony delayed its presentation amid anger, unrest, and protest over the killing of George Floyd, the man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25. Those protests have continued, and since grown in size, and other companies have paused planned reveals in an effort to not detract from the messages protestors are trying to send.

Sony’s PS5 event is planned to run for “a bit more than an hour,” according to Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Ryan also promises that the game reveal event is one part of a series of PS5 updates and that “we will still have much to share with you.”

First details on the PlayStation 5 were announced in April 2019, when lead system architect Mark Cerny laid out the console’s system specifications to Wired. Sony later confirmed a release window for PS5: holidays 2020 — a date the company recently recommitted to.

Since then, Sony has slowly rolled out more information about the next-gen PlayStation. At CES 2020, the company showed off the PS5’s logo, which looked unsurprisingly familiar. In March, Cerny provided additional details about the PS5’s CPU, GPU, internal storage, and other hardware features. Sony later revealed the PS5’s controller, the DualSense. And in May, we got our first peek at next-gen PlayStation graphics thanks to Epic Games’ reveal of Unreal Engine 5.

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