Sony has scheduled a event on June 4, where the company will show us a first look ‘at the future of gaming’ on the PlayStation 5. This is the very first time when the Japanese tech giant will show off a new lineup of games coming to the PS5 which is Sony’s next-generation game console. The event will be livestreamed online on June 4 at 1:00 pm Pacific time (Friday, June 5 at 1:30 am IST)
The June 4 event will mainly focus on games. Sony is not expected to reveal the console itself, which is shrouded in mystery. Sony has still not reveal a logo for the console, the PS5 gamepad, and a tech demo showing the console’s graphics capability.
The PlayStation 5 will comes with eight Ryzen Zen 2 cores with a variable frequency up to 3.5 GHz, and a custom AMD GPU based on their RDNA 2 technology that promises for 10.28 teraflops, based on 36 compute units running at up to 2.23 GHz. The PS5 will also include feature of a custom 825GB SSD as well as a dedicated hardware unit for 3D audio. The PS5 will also promises to offer hardware acceleration for real-time ray tracing.
For Sony, the success of the PlayStation 5 matters a lot. Sony began teasing the PS5 early last year when Mark Cerny, lead system architect for both the PlayStation 4 and PS5, revealed some information on the PS5 in an interview with Wired. Beginning this year, Sony started revealing a bit more about the PS5 which will succeed the PlayStation 4, the second best-selling game console of all time.
But the biggest headache for both Sony and Microsoft is the Switch. Even though the hybrid console is only three years old and there won’t be a successor this year, rumours claim Nintendo is planning an upgraded model with beefier specs next year. As of March 31, the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite have sold 55.7 million consoles to date.