- Sony held its annual Corporate Strategy Meeting earlier today.
- CEO Kenichiro Yoshida revealed plans to introduce a ‘compelling line-up’ of PS5 games ‘soon.’
- Insiders and rumors point towards an early to mid-June window for a PlayStation 5 event.
Sony has offered the clearest indication yet that a PlayStation 5 event is on the horizon, or short of a proper reveal, Sony is preparing to shed light on titles headed to the next-gen console.
Up until now, insider nods and rumors have fueled speculation that a PlayStation 5 reveal event was on the cards for early to mid-June, but Sony has remained tight-lipped about its plans.
A ‘Compelling’ Line-up of PlayStation 5 Games
Speaking during Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting webcast earlier today, Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida revealed plans to introduce a line-up of PlayStation 5 titles shortly.
Games for the PS5 that deliver this new game experience are being made by both first and third-party developers and we plan to introduce a compelling line-up of titles soon.
‘Soon’ may not be too much to latch onto. Given PlayStation 5’s promotional drip-fed to date allied to Sony springing announcements on fans with little to no notice, this is as good as confirmation of a forthcoming event. Whether Sony will unveil the final design of the PlayStation 5 remains up in the air.
Early to Mid-June
As for the time frame, we could be looking at weeks. Known insider and Bloomberg reporter, Jason Schreier, recently pointed to early to mid-June, while Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubbs offered a more definitive date of June 4.
Grubb explained in an article published yesterday that Sony has now retooled its plans and shifted away from the June 4 date due to the volatility thrown up by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The company was originally planning this for June 4, but is moving it around. The exact date is more nebulous now. That doesn’t mean it’s slipping by a matter of weeks, though. The early June timeframe is still the company’s current plan.
The timing also looks ideal. A showcase in the next couple of weeks would allow Sony to capitalize on the momentum garnered by last week’s dazzling Unreal Engine 5 PS5 tech demo, especially after Microsoft dropped the ball with its very public Inside Xbox next-gen gameplay misfire.