Sony will hold a PlayStation 5 event next week to share with its PlayStation fans "The Future of Gaming," the company announced on Friday. A teaser trailer shared ahead of the event showed off the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller in greater detail by highlighting parts of it that we've already seen before, but it also appears that it's being shown here in a different color than the white one we've seen before. The PlayStation 5 event is scheduled to take place on June 4th at 1 p.m. PDT and will be livestreamed, and it'll show us a first look at some of the games that'll be playable on the PlayStation 5 at launch.
There's been quite a bit of speculation recently that a PlayStation 5 event was coming, and it looks like that's indeed the case thanks to Sony's latest announcement. The PlayStation 5 site was previously updated to indicate it'd be having more information to share soon with that update followed by chatter online about a PlayStation 5 event planned for the first week of June, though it wasn't known when the event would take place.
Sony shared some details about what will take place during the event in a post on the PlayStation Blog site. Just as people had speculated before, we'll see a showcase of games that'll be playable on the PlayStation 5. The post on the site said studios both large and small have been working on games for the new console, so it sounds like we'll be seeing a mix of games there.
"That's why I'm excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you'll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday," said Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan. "The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware."
As for how long this event will last, it'll be substantially longer that most PlayStation events. Sony said it'd take over an hour for this digital presentation to run its course. Naughty Dog's State of Play for The Last of Us Part II, for example, was around 20 minutes.
The PlayStation 5 console is set to be released later this year during the holiday season.