Sony’s PlayStation 5 event was originally scheduled for June 5. Due to mass protests in the US following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Sony opted to delay the event. They’ve recently confirmed a new time: June 11 at 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern.
“We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time,” writes Sid Shuman, Senior Director at Sony Interactive Entertainment. “This pre-taped program will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second. The games will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV.”
Shuman confirms that the relative downgrade in broadcast quality is due to the work-from-home regulations for developers.
The PlayStation 5 “Future of Gaming” event will showcase upcoming games, including unannounced titles. In the original even announcement, CEO Jim Ryan wrote, “I’m excited to share a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe.”
The digital event is scheduled to run for a little over an hour. It will mark the first of a series of PS5 events, and fill the gap left by the lack of E3 this year, which would normally take place in mid-June.