According to Bloomberg, we could be seeing a PlayStation 5 digital showcase event as early as next Wednesday, June 3rd. This rumored PS5 event could be changed though because reportedly, Sony’s plans are in constant flux. Bloomberg also states due to COVID-19, many of Sony’s plans have had to change, but the PlayStation 5 is still on track to release this holiday season. Sony will mostly be sticking to the games for this event and will not “reveal every essential detail on the console during its first presentation.” Sony is looking to emulate Microsoft’s model of digital showcases as a way to get the news out on their latest release.
What do we currently know about the PlayStation 5? Well, Sony has so far revealed a logo, the specs, and their DualSense controller. One of the most impressive technical specs of the PS5 is their custom SSD, which Sony claims is one hundred times faster than the PS4. The PlayStation 5 also features an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5 GHz along with 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom GPU that clocks in at 10.28 teraflops. For comparison, the PlayStation 4’s GPU clocks in at 4.2 teraflops, and has 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. This raw power can be seen in the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo running on the PlayStation 5. We have yet to see an official design of the PlayStation 5, but if these events end up becoming commonplace, we probably should not have to wait too much longer.