Sony has announced that the launch event for its upcoming PlayStation (PS) 5 will be held on Thursday (June 11) at 8 pm, GMT+5.
The event was originally scheduled for June 4 but it was postponed due to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests against police brutality and racism around the world.
Sony also plans to show PS5 games during the event, and it will run for “a bit more than an hour,” Sony Interactive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Ryan had said while announcing the original event.
The event will be broadcasted at 1080p and 30 fps because it will be easier to produce while several Sony staffers work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Sid Shuman, senior director for Sony Interactive’s Content Communication.
Sony has revealed the name, logo, specs and its news DualSense controller, but hasn’t revealed the design of the console.
The PS5 will have a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a proprietary SSD with 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance.
The DualSense controller will have haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, an integrated microphone, and a USB-C port. The controller’s share button has also been renamed to the “create” button, but Sony hasn’t shared much about what it will let players do just yet.