Update 6/08/20 11:11 a.m.: PlayStation has officially given the word that the event is happening on June 11.
The original date for postponed due to the civil unrest that originated in the U.S. and spread worldwide due to police brutality and systemic racism. Sony put out a statement stating that it wanted to “stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
The new date comes from a Twitch ad, but no word has come directly from any official PlayStation page. The previous plan got announced through PlayStation’s various social media accounts.
Outside of the PS5 reveal event, we don’t know much about the console, especially its looks or any first-party games. So far, we got a tech breakdown from Mark Cerny, a demo for Unreal Engine 5 that Epic Games developed, a look at the two-toned controller, and comments from Jim Ryan that games arriving at the end of this generation’s life cycle will launch on PS5.
Recently it was confirmed that Epic had to rewrite parts of the Unreal Engine 5 due to the much talked about SSD that is in the PS5. While the next-gen Xbox will have something compatible, the PlayStation team boosted its transfer speeds, unlike the Series X which is going for more raw power with its CPU and GPU.
Despite COVID-19 stalling production for many companies, even outside of the video game industry, both Sony and Microsoft are certain the next-gen hardware will launch sometime this holiday season.